Felton v. Hodges

374 F.2d 337 (5th Cir. 1967)


Felton (P) was arrested by Florida officials for violation of fishing ordinances. The officials were attempting to implement conservation measures regulating fishing activities by Florida citizens. P was fishing for saltwater crayfish beyond state lines. Hodges (D) and other Florida officials had acted under a Florida law that regulated Florida fishing activities within or without the boundaries of such state waters. P's personal property was confiscated, and P sued the state under civil rights laws. The suit was dismissed, and P appealed.