Year: 2010

New Orleans Times Picayune Public defender sues Sheriff’s Office over 2009 arrest in court Published: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 2:56 PM Updated: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 3:43 PM Gwen Filosa, The Times-Picayune Gwen Filosa, The Times-Picayune An Orleans Parish public defender has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Office, claiming that deputies […]Continue reading

In federal civil rights practice, pendent state law claims are often filed alongside the main allegations of federal civil rights violations. In an excessive force case, for example, the plaintiffs might allege that police officers not only violated their constitutional rights under color of law, thereby violating 42 USC sec. 1983, but also that they […]Continue reading

Hello, and welcome to Ecce Home, Ecce Lex, a blog about human beings, the laws they make, and the all-too-frequent distance between what people hope to be and what we are. Although that subject matter might seem abstract–and it is, intentionally so, because I want to give myself the flexibility to write on a wide […]Continue reading