Fourteenth Amendment - Due Process

Rockett v. Eighmy

Submitted by Jane Clayton on Fri, 10/14/2022 - 10:44

NPAP's brief for Rockett v. Eighmy elucidates why Section 1983 suits are an important remedy for plaintiffs whose constitutional rights have been violated, and why it is especially important in cases where plaintiffs have suffered harms due to a judge's unconstitutional conduct. 

Reed v. Goertz

Submitted by Jane Clayton on Thu, 10/13/2022 - 15:43

Reed v. Goertz deals with the case of Rodney Reed, who was convicted of murder after police declined to test key pieces of evidence for DNA and investigate other suspects (including the victim's police officer fiancé). There were numerous investigation failures and testi-lying about those failures by the law enforcement officers involved in the case. You can read more about Mr. Reed's fight for exoneration here.