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Civil Rights:42 U.S.C. §1983-Younger Abstention Doctrine-Bad-Faith Exception

Plaintiffs filed a §1983 civil-rights complaint against defendant. The district court dismissed the action, declining to take jurisdiction under the Younger abstention doctrine. Plaintiffs argued their case fell within the bad-faith exception to the doctrine and further alleged the district ...

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Civil Rights: Consent- Blood Draw

Where a Minnesota law imposed a criminal penalty on a driver suspected of being intoxicated who refused a blood test, the argument that the driver was unconstitutionally coerced to give consent in order to avoid criminal charges failed because, under ...

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