Monday Morning Review: Local Governments in the Federal Appellate Courts

As it happens, I’m not finding any published decisions involving local governments from last week. This is a change from recent weeks — see here and here. Readers: let me know if I’ve missed anything.

[Update: The Sixth Circuit did decide Bradley v. Reno, No. 13-3983 (Apr. 18, 2014). There, a state court found that an officer had probable cause to arrest Bradley, but a jury subsequently acquitted him of the charge. When Bradley later brought a 1983 action against the officer, the question was whether the probable-cause determination precluded Bradley from litigating the probable-cause issue under the doctrine of issue preclusion. The Sixth Circuit ruled that, per Ohio law, Bradley could litigate the question again — because Bradley had no opportunity to appeal the probable-cause ruling.]