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Case Name Amaechi v. West JC-VA-0011
Docket / Court 99-783 ( E.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
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Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Town of Dumfries
Plaintiff Description A 29 year old female arrested pursuant to a valid arrest warrant. During the arrest, the plaintiff was wearing a "light house dress" with nothing on underneath and was patted down in a strip-search like fashion in public.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 2001 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2001
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies After Decision: Implementation of Judicial Decrees in Correctional Settings
Written: Oct. 01, 1977
By: M. Kay Harris & Dudley P. Spiller (Temple University)
Citation: (1977)
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  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
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1:99-cv-00783-GBL (E.D. Va.) 03/26/2001
JC-VA-0011-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion 02/28/2000 (87 F.Supp.2d 556) (E.D. Va.)
JC-VA-0011-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion 01/09/2001 (237 F.3d 356)
JC-VA-0011-0002 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Anderson, Joseph Fletcher Jr. (D.S.C.)
Lee, Gerald Bruce (E.D. Va.)
JC-VA-0011-0001 | JC-VA-0011-9000
Michael, James Harry Jr. (W.D. Va.)
Williams, Karen J. (Fourth Circuit)
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Glasberg, Victor Michael (Virginia)
JC-VA-0011-0001 | JC-VA-0011-0002 | JC-VA-0011-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Brandt, John J. (Virginia)
JC-VA-0011-0001 | JC-VA-0011-0002 | JC-VA-0011-9000
Corish, Robert S. (Virginia)
Other Lawyers None on record

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