8. Circ. Claims 4th Amendment in Atty Shoving Suit

By Nicole Rosenthal (June 17, 2022 at 4:59 p.m. EDT) — The Eighth Circuit has reversed a Missouri district court’s denial of qualified immunity to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who allegedly pushed and injured an immigration attorney, and said , the push did not count as a seizure violating the Fourth Amendment.

A three-judge panel ruled Thursday that the lower court used an incorrect definition of “seizure” to conclude that ICE officer Ronnet Sasse “seized” Andrea Martinez and allegedly pushed her to the ground, when she tried to enter an ICE facility. Martinez says she sustained a broken foot, a concussion, bleeding and ripped pants.

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