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Thompson v. Clark

Thompson v. Clark

Won U.S. Supreme Court
Last Updated 6/17/2022

Summary

Police officers in New York entered a home without a warrant and arrested Larry Thompson for alleged child abuse that was later determined not to have occurred, as the 911 caller accusing Thompson was a member of his family who had a history of mental illness. Thompson sued the police officer for violating his Fourth Amendment rights.

Biographies

John Bursch
John Bursch
Senior Counsel, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy
John Bursch is senior counsel and vice president of appellate advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom. Bursch has argued 12 U.S. Supreme Court cases and three dozen state supreme court cases, and he has successfully litigated six matters with at least $1 billion at stake.