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6/30/2014 Gormley v. Wood-El (A-101/106-11; 069717)


Gormley v. Wood-El (A-101/106-11;
069717)
Under the facts of this case, a lawyer assigned to represent a client civilly committed to a state psychiatric hospital had a substantive-due-process right to be free from state-created dangers. Because that right was clearly established at the time the lawyer was attacked, the state official defendants are not entitled to qualified immunity.