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Civil Rights: Wrongful Civil Commitment-Forced Medication-Cognizable Claim

Plaintiff, a prisoner of the Iowa state prison system, filed a complaint alleging that prison officials violated his Eighth and 14th Amendment rights when they had him civilly committed and forcibly medicated. The district court granted defendant’s summary judgment on both claims. Where a wrongful-commitment claim was not cognizable under 42 U.S.C. §1983 because the state ...
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