Civil Arrest? (Another) St. Louis Case Study in Unconstitutionality

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Mae C. Quinn

University of Florida - Levin College of Law

Eirik J. Cheverud

Independent

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This Article, by Mae C. Quinn, director of the MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis, and attorney Eirik Cheverud, discusses the unconstitutional arrest of individuals for engaging in civil infractions. Using St. Louis area policing as a case study, Quinn and Cheverud first show how arresting individuals for committing civil infractions is unconstitutional, and then discuss how the civil arrests have been widely used in practice. Quinn and Cheverud argue that states should mandate citations for non-criminal and quasi-criminal cases to ensure faithful practice by local police officers.

Suggested Citation

Quinn, Mae C. and Cheverud, Eirik J., Civil Arrest? (Another) St. Louis Case Study in Unconstitutionality (2016). 52 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 095; University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3233825

Mae C. Quinn (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Levin College of Law ( email )

PO Box 357069
Gainesville, FL 32635
United States

Eirik J. Cheverud

Independent ( email )

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