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Ord v. Dist. of Columbia, No. 08-7094

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action claiming that the District of Columbia lacked probable cause to secure an arrest warrant against plaintiff for allegedly violating firearms laws, dismissal of the complaint for lack of standing is reversed where the warrant for plaintiff's arrest revealed that the district had already targeted him for prosecution, and its concession signaled that it expected to prosecute him in the future.

Read Ord v. Dist. of Columbia, No. 08-7094

Appellate Information

Argued September 18, 2009

Decided December 4, 2009


Opinion by Judge Tatel

Partial Concurrence and Partial Dissent by Judge Brown


For Appellant:

Matthew A. LeFande, Washington, DC

For Appellee:

Todd S. Kim, Peter J. Nickles, Donna M. Murasky, Office of the Solicitor General of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC