Monday, December 23, 2013

Monroe v. Pape case brief

Monroe v. Pape case brief summary
365 U.S. 167 (1961)

CASE SYNOPSIS
Petitioners sought certiorari to review an adverse judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a suit against police officers and city officials, contending that the invasion of their home, search without a warrant, and the arrest and detention without a warrant and arraignment constituted a deprivation of their rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution within the meaning of 42 U.S.C.S. §1983.

CASE FACTS
Petitioners sought review of the judgment against them in their suit against police officers and city officials, contending that the invasion of their home, subsequent search without a warrant, and their arrest and detention without a warrant and without arraignment constituted a deprivation of their rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution within the meaning of 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983.

DISCUSSION
  • On appeal, the judgment was reversed. 
  • In support of its ruling, the Supreme Court held that the guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures contained in U.S. Constitutional Amendment IV was applicable to the states by reason of the Due Process Clause of U.S. Constitutional Amendment XIV. 
  • The Court further held that 42 U.S.C.S. §1983 meant to give a remedy to parties deprived of constitutional rights, privileges, and immunities by an official's abuse of his position, as the federal remedy was supplementary to any state remedy, and the latter need not have been first sought and refused before the federal one was invoked.
CONCLUSION
Judgment as it pertained to officials was reversed as a federal remedy existed, in addition to any state remedies, for parties deprived of constitutional rights, privileges, and immunities by an official's abuse of his position. The Court held that the motion to dismiss as to the City of Chicago was properly granted.


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