Here are published decisions involving local governments from the federal appellate courts from December 23, 2013, through December 27, 2013:
- Swetlik v. Crawford, No. 12-2675 (Dec. 23, 2013) (affirming grant of summary judgment against police detective who sued City and officers alleging that they violated his First-Amendment rights by voting to file a termination charge against him).
- DeKalb County v. Federal Housing Finance Authority, No. 1301558 (Dec. 23, 2013) (holding that Fannie Mae is exempt by statute from real-estate transfer taxes levied by state or local governments).
- Patel v. City of Los Angeles, No. 08-56567 (Dec. 24, 2013) (en banc) (finding that City requirement that hotel guest records be made available for police inspection is facially invalid under the Fourth Amendment).
- Franklin v. Gay, No. 13-10129 (Dec. 23, 2013) (finding that officers accused of sexually assaulting detainee were entitled to qualified immunity because Franklin has failed to plead a constitutional violation).