Here’s how local governments fared in the federal courts of appeals during the past week.
- Brian Johnson v. Minneapolis Park, No. 12-2419 (Sept. 11, 2013). Finding that individual seeking to distribute Bibles during festival in public park is likely to prevail in his First Amendment challenge. See our coverage here.
- C.B. v. City of Sonora, No. 11-17454 (Sept. 12, 2013). Remanding for new trial and addressing qualified immunity issue under Fourth Amendment arising out of handcuffing and driving juvenile from school.
- Sylvia Landfill Trust v. City of Los Angeles, No. 11-55904 (Sept. 9, 2013). Upholding the City’s Rent Escrow Account Program against constitutional challenge. See our coverage here.
- Gonzalez v. City of Maywood, No. 11-56594 (Sept. 9, 2013). Vacating attorneys’ fees award and remanding for recomputation in civil rights case.