No. 21-7122.

60 F.4th 699 (2023)

Warren R. HARRIS, Appellant v. Muriel BOWSER, in her official capacity as the Mayor of the District of Columbia, et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided February 24, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Angela M. Farren argued the cause for appellant. With her on the briefs were Francis H. Morrison III , Mary N. McGarity Clark , Nicholas E. Gaglio , and Melanie Kiser.

Holly M. Johnson , Senior Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, argued the cause for appellees. With her on the brief were Karl A. Racine , Attorney General, Caroline S. Van Zile , Solicitor General, Ashwin P. Phatak , Principal Deputy Solicitor General, and Carl J. Schifferle , Deputy Solicitor General.

Before: Henderson and Walker, Circuit Judges, and Tatel, Senior Circuit Judge.

The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health had a policy of restraining civilly-committed hospital patients during transport to court hearings. It applied that policy to Warren Harris. He says the policy violated his Fifth Amendment right to be free from unjustified bodily restraint.

It did not.


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