Werner v. Wall, 836 F.3d 751 (7th Cir. 2016)
Nature of Case: Plaintiff filed pro se § 1983 suit in federal court alleging that Wisconsin law which provided for continued detention after conviction for sex offenses if person was unable to find suitable housing was unconstitutional under 8th and 14th Amendments. Plaintiff sought injunctive relief as well as damages. District Court granted summary judgment on injunctive claims in that they were moot, as well as SJ on monetary claims on the basis of qualified immunity.
Holding: District Court judgment affirmed, over dissent. State officials were entitled to qualified immunity on monetary claims in that law at the time would not have notified state officials that continued detention was unlawful.
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