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Case Name Tinetti v. Wittke JC-WI-0006
Docket / Court 79-C-447 ( E.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
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
Due Process
Equal Protection
Unreasonable search and seizure
Strip search policy
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Racine County
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff, a female, was pulled over for speeding. Since she was not a resident of Wisconsin and could not post a $40 cash bond, she was taken to Racine County Jail where she was strip-searched without probable cause of contraband.
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1979 - n/a
Filed 06/19/1979
Case Closing Year 1980
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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General Documents
E.D. Wis.
Memorandum and Order (479 F.Supp. 486)
JC-WI-0006-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: Google Scholar
U.S. Court of Appeals
Per Curiam Opinion (620 F.2d 161)
JC-WI-0006-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
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Judges Castle, Latham (Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
Sprecher, Robert Arthur (Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
Swygert, Luther Merritt (N.D. Ind., Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
Warren, Robert Willis (FISCR, E.D. Wis.) show/hide docs
Plaintiff's Lawyers Dall'osto, Raymond M. (Wisconsin) show/hide docs
Rose, Terry W. (Wisconsin) show/hide docs
JC-WI-0006-0001 | JC-WI-0006-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Kjeldgaard, Richard H. (Wisconsin) show/hide docs
JC-WI-0006-0001 | JC-WI-0006-0002

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