W.D.Wis.: No habeas relief for unlawful arrest

That 2254 petitioner’s state arrest was unreasonable doesn’t state grounds for relief from a conviction. Haring v. Prosise, 462 U.S. 306, 321 (1983). Ramirez v. Meisner, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 218142 (W.D. Wis. Dec. 6, 2023).

Defendant had no standing in a stolen car he claimed he did not know was stolen. The LPN didn’t belong to the car, another LPN was in the glove compartment, he said he rented it for 8 months for $200 (while the car was worth $25,000) from Charlie whose last name he did not know. On the merits, the search of the car was justified by probable cause for ownership papers that resulted in finding drugs. The search was also valid because the car would be impounded and for other reasons. United States v. Christian, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 218063 (W.D. Ky. Oct. 26, 2023),* adopted 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 216935 (W.D. Ky. Dec. 6, 2023).*

Plaintiff had no claim against a constable that executed an apparently valid capias warrant for him. Everyone else in the process was immune one way or another. Calada v. Zarate, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 32422 (5th Cir. Dec. 7, 2023).*

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