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Case Name Hoffman v. City of Chicago JC-IL-0018
Docket / Court 82-4984 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Unreasonable search and seizure
Strip search policy
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) City of Chicago
Plaintiff Description Four women who were arrested for misdemeanor offenses and then strip searched by matrons while awaiting bail money.
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1983 - n/a
Filed 08/06/1982
Case Closing Year 1984
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing JC-IL-0011 : Jane Does v. City of Chicago (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0012 : Tikalski v. City of Chicago (N.D. Ill.)
Additional Resources
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  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
Date: Spring 2008
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis Faculty)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
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General Documents
U.S. Court of Appeals
Opinion [USCA] (723 F.2d 1263)
JC-IL-0018-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: Google Scholar
U.S. Court of Appeals
Opinion [USCA] (1984 U.S.App.LEXIS 26239)
JC-IL-0018-0002.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Source: LexisNexis
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Judges Bauer, William Joseph (N.D. Ill., Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
JC-IL-0018-0001 | JC-IL-0018-0002
Neaher, Edward Raymond (E.D.N.Y.) show/hide docs
JC-IL-0018-0001 | JC-IL-0018-0002
Wood, Harlington Jr. (S.D. Ill., Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
JC-IL-0018-0001 | JC-IL-0018-0002
Plaintiff's Lawyers Clayton, Fay (Illinois) show/hide docs
Stein, Edward T. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Taylor, G. Flint (Illinois) show/hide docs
Defendant's Lawyers Montgomery, James D. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Rochford, Mary K. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Siegan, Jerome A (Illinois) show/hide docs

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