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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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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
General
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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.
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
Order Duration 2001 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2001
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Links Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
http://law.duke.edu/journals/lcp
Written: Apr. 01, 2008
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis)
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Docket(s)
1:99-cv-00783-GBL (E.D. Va.)
JC-VA-0011-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/26/2001
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion (87 F.Supp.2d 556) (E.D. Va.)
JC-VA-0011-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/28/2000
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (237 F.3d 356)
JC-VA-0011-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/09/2001
Source: Google Scholar
Judges Anderson, Joseph Fletcher Jr. Court not on record
JC-VA-0011-0002
Lee, Gerald Bruce Court not on record
JC-VA-0011-0001 | JC-VA-0011-9000
Michael, James Harry Jr. Court not on record
JC-VA-0011-0002
Williams, Karen J. Court not on record
JC-VA-0011-0002
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)
JC-VA-0011-0002

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