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Sacramento v. Lewis

Docket No.: 96-1337
Argued: December 9, 1997
Decided: May 26, 1998

Topics:

Due Process, Economic Activity, Governmental Liability, Bill of Rights, Due Process, Eighth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Section 1983, copyright, judicial review, patent, qualified immunity, searches and seizures

Petitioner: Sacramento
Respondent: Lewis

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 98 F.3d 434
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


523 U.S. 833 (1998)
Question:

Are the Fourteenth Amendment's substantive due process protection, or the Fourth Amendment's guarantee against illegal seizure, violated by a police officer who, in the course of pursuing a subject, causes their death through deliberate or reckless indifference?

Sacramento v. Lewis
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 09, 1997

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Sacramento, 0 vote(s) against

Sacramento v. Lewis
Case Documents

1Opinion in Sacramento v. Lewis
2Opinion in Sacramento v. Lewis
Additional documents for this case are pending review.