The Batt Case

In a new twist on a Fourth Amendment case, a police officer forced his way into HSLDA members Tim and LuAnn Batt’s home without a warrant, ostensibly to investigate a vague anonymous tip alleging concerns about the care of LuAnn’s elderly father. To help prevent other families from experiencing similar situations in the future, HSLDA filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Batts against the officer for violating their Fourth Amendment Rights. As of 2016, both parties have submitted summary judgement motions.


Is Home Invasion a “Gray Area”?September 6, 2016

HSLDA Urges Court to Find Officer’s Home Entry IllegalFebruary 3, 2015

Warrant? I Don’t Need no Stinking Warrant! HSLDA Sues in Civil CaseDecember 17, 2012

Court Documents

Officer’s Memorandum on Summary JudgmentFebruary 3, 2015

Batts Memorandum on Summary JudgmentFebruary 3, 2015

Summons in a Civil Action; ComplaintDecember 4, 2012