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.

Articles

Batt Brief: Why Joseph Couldn’t Close the DoorAugust 15, 2017

Is Your Home Your Castle—or Not?May 16, 2017

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

Brief Submitted to Second Circuit Court of AppealsAugust 4, 2015

Officer’s Memorandum on Summary JudgmentFebruary 3, 2015

Batts Memorandum on Summary JudgmentFebruary 3, 2015

Summons in a Civil Action; ComplaintDecember 4, 2012