Civil Procedure Keyed to Marcus
Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics
Petitioner brought suit in federal district court, alleging, in addition to the above, that the arrest and search were conducted without a warrant, that unreasonable force was employed, and that probable cause was lacking. Petitioner sought $15,000 in damages from each of the agents. The district court dismissed the action for failing to state a cause of action. The court of appeals affirmed on that basis.
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