United States Seventh Circuit

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Bielanski v. County of Kane, 07-1928

Civil rights suit brought by a girl falsely accused of molesting a child was properly dismissed where: 1) her summons before the juvenile court and subjection to minimal pre-trial restrictions did not constitute a seizure for Fourth Amendment purposes; and 2) the government's decision to go to trial would not have been affected by the evidence allegedly withheld by the prosecution.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/04/2008
  • Decided 12/18/2008
  • Published 12/18/2008


  • ROVNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, KANNE and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Sheldon B. Nagelberg (argued), St. Charles, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Joseph F. Lulves, Elizabeth K. Flood (argued), Office of the State's Attorney of Kane County, Geneva, IL, for Defendants-Appellees., Sunil Bhave (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee, Kathryn Byrne.