Oliverio Martinez, Plaintiff-appellee, v. City of Oxnard; Oxnard Police Dept.; Art Lopez, Chief; Maria Pena; Andrew Salinas; Ron Zavala, Defendants, Andben Chavez, Defendant-appellant, 354 F.3d 1168 (9th Cir. 2004)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 354 F.3d 1168 (9th Cir. 2004) January 20, 2004

Mark Kenneth Flores, Heredia & Associates, Oxnard, CA, Sonia M. Mercado, Sonia Mercado & Associates, R. Samuel Paz, Esq., Culver City, CA, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Alan E. Wisotsky, Law Offices of Alan E. Wisotsky, Oxnard, CA, for Defendants.

Jeffrey Held, Law Offices of Alan E. Wisotsky, Oxnard, CA, for Defendant-Appellant.

Sharon Swingle, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Amicus.


Order; Concurrence by Judge TALLMAN.


The panel has voted unanimously to deny the petition for rehearing en banc.

The full court has been advised of the petition for rehearing en banc and no judge has requested a vote on whether to rehear the matter en banc. Fed. R. App. P. 35.

The petition for rehearing en banc is DENIED.

TALLMAN, Circuit Judge, concurring.

I agree with my colleagues that rehearing en banc is not warranted in this case. Nevertheless, I write separately because, upon consideration of the parties' briefs and the government's amicus brief on Chavez's second Petition for Rehearing En Banc, I believe the Supreme Court acknowledged the need for further development of the factual and legal bases concerning Chavez's qualified immunity defense to Martinez's substantive due process claim. See Chavez v. Martinez, 538 U.S. 760, 123 S. Ct. 1994, 2008, 155 L. Ed. 2d 984 (2003) ("Whether Martinez may pursue a claim of liability for a substantive due process violation is thus an issue that should be addressed on remand, along with the scope and merits of any such action that may be found open to him."). Upon further reflection, I would withdraw our order of July 30, 2003, which could be misconstrued as prejudging the result. We should simply have remanded with instructions to proceed in a manner consistent with the Supreme Court's decision.