You’re making some broad assumptions. I am no encyclopedia of the original case but I have always been aware there were issues in the litigation by the prosecution and have been around since the beginning. An uncomfortable position that I managed to get through either by making an opinion or simply scrolling and rolling. I never said civil cases were easier. Go back and review my opinions. I do think IE will take a backseat. She is not the lead I said and the civil attorneys would be lead. Civil cases are in some ways weighted by the jury. They are not required to be unanimous in their decisions and they set the monetary amounts of awards. Judges can alter amounts up or down if too much or too little is awarded based on the facts but the weight of juries in civil I think are greater than in criminal cases when guilty or not guilty and a unanimous decision is required.Seriously @Momofthreeboys -- nobody here believes Eytan a civil rights litigator! I recall when she was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of CA but I can't say for certain she's admitted in the District of Colorado.
To be crystal clear, it's IE's erroneous allegations that are cited in the 13 Civil Claims against the defendants. Since you couldn't keep current with the criminal case, you really owe it to yourself to read the civil complaint together with Title 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 (and Bivens 16) since 8/13 claims are charged under this Title.
And please explain how a civil case is even easier and exactly which decisions are weighted for both sides. What does this even mean in the context of a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution?