C.D.Ill.: Issue preclusion doesn’t fairly apply to officers in § 1983 case after suppression in state court

Issue preclusion would not be applied to preclude defendant officers from litigating the legality of a search that defendant prevailed upon in state court. Applying state law on issue preclusion, it would be unfair to apply it to officers who were not parties to the suppression order. Halliburton v. Hockaday, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88681 (C.D. Ill. May 28, 2019).

The 62 page affidavit for this search warrant was manifestly not “bare bones.” There were multiple addresses to be searched under the search warrant, and defendant did not even allege standing as to two of them. United States v. James, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88894 (M.D. La. May 28, 2019).*

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