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Case Name Holton v. Mohon, et al JC-TX-0013
Docket / Court 4-85-065-K ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Case Summary
In 1987, the District Court for the Northern District of Texas found that a county employee's strip search and visual cavity inspection of a woman arested for driving while intoxicated was unreasonable and that the employee and the county were not entitled to qualified immunity.

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In 1987, the District Court for the Northern District of Texas found that a county employee's strip search and visual cavity inspection of a woman arested for driving while intoxicated was unreasonable and that the employee and the county were not entitled to qualified immunity.

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Denise Heberle - 08/14/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
General
Search policies
Strip search policy
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Parker County
Parker County
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff was arrested for driving while intoxicated and was strip searched by a female-jail officer pursuant to the county's jail policy.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 1987 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1987
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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
http://law.duke.edu/journals/lcp
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
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General Documents
Opinion 09/08/1987 (684 F.Supp. 1407) (N.D. Tex.)
JC-TX-0013-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Belew, David Owen Jr. (N.D. Tex.)
JC-TX-0013-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bailey, H. Deloyd (Texas)
JC-TX-0013-0001
Marsh, Stephen R. (Texas)
JC-TX-0013-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Claunch, Jim (Texas)
JC-TX-0013-0001
Loftin, Jerry J. (Texas)
JC-TX-0013-0001
Mattox, Jim (Texas)
JC-TX-0013-0001
Mullin, James O. (Texas)
JC-TX-0013-0001
Young, Rowena (Texas)
JC-TX-0013-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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