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Criminal Procedure

2018

Texas A&M Law Review

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Manuel V. City Of Joliet: Pursuing A Claim Under The Fourth Amendment, Lynda Hercules Charleson Jan 2018

Manuel V. City Of Joliet: Pursuing A Claim Under The Fourth Amendment, Lynda Hercules Charleson

Texas A&M Law Review

In Justice Kagan’s majority opinion in Manuel v. City of Joliet, the Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment governs a claim sought under 42 U.S.C.A. § 1983 for unlawful pretrial detention, even after the start of the legal process. Following the “broad consensus among the circuit courts,” the Court overturned the Seventh Circuit’s holding that pretrial detention following the start of the legal process was a claim under the Due Process Clause instead of the Fourth Amendment. This note will argue that the Court’s majority opinion correctly held that the Fourth Amendment governs a ...