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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
Constitutional Clause
Unreasonable search and seizure
Strip search policy
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
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Order Duration 2001 - n/a
Filing Year 1999
Case Closing Year 2001
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
Date: Spring 2008
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis Faculty)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
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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. (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)
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)

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