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Unformatted text preview: Tyler Farrar Administrative Law 3/27/09 Case: Bivens v. Six Unknown Federal Narcotics Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971) Facts: On November 26, 1965, six agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics entered the home of Mr. Bivens without a warrant and searched his home for narcotics. They forcefully arrested Bivens in front of his entire family and took him to a Brooklyn courthouse where he was interrogated and strip searched. Bivens brought suit in Federal District Court asserting he was arrested without a warrant, unreasonable force was used, and arrested without probable cause. Bivens also claimed to have suffered great humiliation and embarrassment over the ordeal. The District Court then dismissed the case on the ground that it failed to state a cause of action. Issue: Can an individual file suit in federal court on violation of their Fourth Amendment rights? Can an individual file suit in federal court on violation of their Fourth Amendment rights?...
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2011 for the course PLSC 4163 taught by Professor Kelley during the Spring '11 term at Arkansas.
- Spring '11