War on gangs hits a constitutional snag

War on gangs hits a constitutional snag

VIDEO - DA’s War on Gangs Runs Into Constitutional Problems


Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas & his chief of staff Susan Kang Schroeder

Court Cases Related to gang injunctions.

California Court Ruling - VASQUEZ V. RACKACUCKASEdit

VASQUEZ V. RACKACUCKAS - Link to November 5, 2013 Court Decision - Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California Valerie Baker Fairbank, District Judge, Presiding

Argued and Submitted April 8, 2013—Pasadena, California

Filed Before: Marsha S. Berzon, Richard C. Tallman, and Milan D. Smith, Jr., Circuit Judges.

Opinion by Judge Berzon;

Concurrence by Judge Tallman 

Related News LinksEdit

Federal appeals court rules against O.C gang injunction - By Adolfo Flores on November 6, 2013

OC Gang Injuntion Invalidated Over End-Run Around Due Process - By William Peacock, Esq. on November 11, 2013

Long-overdue limits on gang injunctions - By Erwin Chemerinsky on November 12, 2013

Injunction dysfuntion: Federal court decision may spell trouble for Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction - By Yvette Cabrera on November 12, 2013

History of the CaseEdit

Institutional ParticipantsEdit

City of Orange

A.C.L.U. - Los Angeles Chapter 

Orange County District Attorney's Office

Individual ParticipantsEdit

Tony Rackaukas - Orange County District Attorney

Key FindingsEdit