Jury finds no liability in Mueller case

CIR’s six-year fight to vindicate the constitutional rights of the Mueller family suffered a setback on June 30. After deliberating for five days, an Idaho jury found that neither the City of Boise nor an emergency room doctor violated the Muellers’ constitutional rights when, at the doctor’s behest, a Boise, Idaho, police detective seized custody of the Muellers’ five-and-a-half-week-old baby, Taige, and transferred that custody to the state, all so the doctor could perform unwanted medical procedures on the infant. And it found the hospital where the doctor worked not liable for various state torts alleged against it.