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Nibeck v. Cirkl

United States District Court, N.D. Iowa, Cedar Rapids Division

January 20, 2018

JERRY L. NIBECK, Plaintiff,
v.
ADAM CIRKL and MARK KJORMOE, Defendants.

          ORDER

          LINDA R. READE, JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

         TABLE OF CONTENTS

         I. INTRODUCTION .......................................1

         II. RELEVANT PROCEDURAL HISTORY ........................1

         III. SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION ..........................2

         IV. SUMMARY JUDGMENT STANDARD .........................2

         V. RELEVANT FACTUAL BACKGROUND ........................4

         A. The Resistance ..................................... 4

         B. The Parties ....................................... 5

         C. The Dispute ....................................... 5

         VI. ANALYSIS ............................................ 8

         A. Nibeck's Arrest .................................... 8

         B. Seizure of the Poster ................................ 11

         C. Qualified Immunity ................................. 11

         VII. CONCLUSION ........................................ 13

         I. INTRODUCTION

         The matter before the court is Defendants Adam Cirkl and Mark Kjormoe's (collectively, the “Officers”) “Motion for Summary Judgment” (“Motion”) (docket no. 43).

         II. RELEVANT PROCEDURAL HISTORY

         On February 13, 2017, Plaintiff Jerry L. Nibeck filed a Second Amended Complaint (docket no. 41) which alleged, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, that Cirkl and Kjormoe had: (1) infringed on his free speech in violation of the First Amendment; (2) arrested him without a warrant or probable cause in violation of the Fourth Amendment; and (3) unreasonably seized his property in violation of the Fourth Amendment. On August 17, 2017, Cirkl and Kjormoe filed the Motion. On November 21, 2017, Nibeck filed a pro se Resistance (docket no. 64). On November 28, 2017, Cirkl and Kjormoe filed a Reply ...


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