No. 21-30625.

60 F.4th 246 (2023)

Percy TAYLOR, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. James LEBLANC, Secretary, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

FILED February 14, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donna Unkel Grodner, Esq. , Grodner & Associates, A.P.L.C., Baton Rouge, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Elizabeth Baker Murrill, Esq. , Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, for the State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA, Andre' Charles Castaing , Louisiana Department of Justice, Litigation Division, Baton Rouge, LA, Phyllis Esther Glazer , Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Baton Rouge, LA, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before Graves, Ho, and Duncan, Circuit Judges.

The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees that no state may "deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." U.S. CONST. amend. XIV. § 1. So it should go without saying that the government cannot hold a prisoner without the legal authority to do so, for that would "deprive" a person of his...

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