Elder v. Holloway - Charles K. Elder; Beverly S. Elder,...

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Charles K. Elder; Beverly S. Elder, husband and wife, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. R. D. Holloway; Other Unknown  Employees and/or Agents, individually and in their official capacity as police officers for the Ada County Sheriff's  Office, et al., Defendants-Appellees. No. 91-35146 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT 951 F.2d 1112 ; 1991 U.S. App. LEXIS 29501; 21 Fed. R. Serv. 3d (Callaghan) 637; 91 Daily Journal DAR 15638 October 8, 1991, Argued and Submitted, Seattle, Washington  December 19, 1991, Filed  SUBSEQUENT HISTORY: Amended and Petition for Rehearing Denied and Suggestion for Rehearing En Banc  Rejected, September 17, 1992, Reported at  1992 U.S. App. LEXIS 22255 PRIOR HISTORY: [**1]  Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Idaho. D.C. No. CV-88- 1329-HLR. Harold L. Ryan, District Judge, Presiding.  CASE SUMMARY PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Plaintiffs, husband and wife, appealed a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho which granted summary judgment for defendants, law enforcement officers, in an action filed by plaintiffs under 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983 . OVERVIEW: Plaintiffs, husband and wife, filed an action under 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983 after plaintiff severely injured himself while exiting his home on orders given plaintiff by defendants, law enforcement officers, so that plaintiff could be arrested. Plaintiffs alleged that the right of plaintiff not to be arrested in his home without a warrant was violated. The district court granted summary judgment to defendants. On appeal, plaintiff asserted that on-point legal authority that was not presented at trial should have been considered. The court affirmed summary judgment for defendants. The court held that plaintiffs' failed to meet their burden of proof by not presenting the legal authority in district court, that facts not presented in district court could not be presented on appeal, and that to reverse because of legal authority not called to the attention of the district court would impose the burden of practicing law on a district judge thereby implicating the court's impartiality. OUTCOME: The court affirmed summary judgment for defendants, law enforcement officers, because plaintiffs failed to meet their burden of proof by not presenting the on-point legal authority in district court which they presented on appeal. CORE TERMS:  summary judgment, qualified immunity, arrest, constitutional right, personal jurisdiction, waived,  legal authorities, arrested, inside, jury instructions, directed verdict, plain error, en banc, insufficiency,  constructive, surrounded, pre-answer, pressed, weapons, law enforcement officer COUNSEL: John Charles Lynn, Lynn, Scott & Hackney, Boise, Idaho, for the plaintiffs-appellants. 
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