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Guide - Reynolds v McNichols 488 F.2d 1378 (CA10 Colo 1973)

What law is this case brought under?

What is the complaint?

What is a hold and treat ordinance?

What are the facts?

Had the transaction been completed?

What was she charged with?

What was her sentence the first time?

Did she get medical treatment?

What caused her to be given a “walk-in” order?

Was she arrested?

Was she treated again?

What did she do on the second “walk-in” order?

Was she arrested again?

What choice was she given?

What did the plaintiff choose?

What is the legislative intent behind the Ordinance?

Which persons could be held in jail?

Could they jail someone who had not otherwise have committed a crime?

What is the plaintiff’s constitutional argument?

Are prostitutes a suspect class? Is there a rational relationship between the goal of the law and treating prostitutes?

Did plaintiff admit she was a prostitute?

Is this a case of first impression?

How did the court distinguish Camara?

Did the court allow her to be held without bond?

Why is bond a special concern?

What was the claim of unconstitutional coercion?

Was there any evidence of risk to the treatment?

What is the key issue in deciding if a choice of incarceration or treatment is improper?

What about the claim that the law was only applied to females?

Why is this equal protection argument inapplicable to her two arrests?

What would have helped her equal protection case?


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