Here’s how local governments fared in the federal courts of appeals during the past week.
- United States v. City of New Orleans, No. 13-30161 (Sept. 27, 2013) (upholding denial of City’s motion to vacate consent decree regarding police practices).
- Bessie Jones v. City of Cincinnati, No. 11-4174 (Sept. 27, 2013) (reversing district court’s denial of qualified immunity to police officers regarding excessive-force and failure-to-provide-medical-care claims).
- Olson v. City of Golden, No. 11-1454 (Sept. 25, 2013) (dismissing as moot a challenge to City’s campaign-finance regulations after the City had amended the regulations, and affirming district court’s denial of other claims against the City).
- Carter v. City of Melbourne, No. 12-15337 (Sept. 23, 2013) (finding City not liable for unlawful termination of former officer because decisions were not made by a “final policymaker” for the City, and rejecting other claims, including that officer was terminated for his First Amendment activities).