Published on: Sunday, April 23, 2023

Harahan, La. police captain is written up for numerous infractions including false statements and conduct unbecoming, and the district attorney places the captain on the "Giglio list" of liars and bad cops, an averred death knell for his career. Cop: I need to appeal so I can get off the Giglio list but the DA gives me no process, violating my Fourteenth Amendment right to due process. District court: Agreed. The cop's claim can proceed because cop has an interest in working his occupation and being on the list jeopardizes that. Fifth Circuit: Working an occupation? How is that a liberty? Let's just say this “alleged liberty interest in his career in law enforcement has no basis in Supreme Court or Fifth Circuit precedent.” Bye.

The case is Adams v. Harahan, No. 22-30218 (5th Cir. Apr. 14, 2023).