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NM governor signs law ending qualified immunity for cops

Qualified immunity is the legal principle that allows police officers to do things that would be illegal when done by others, such as beating people to death in the streets. New Mexico has passed a law abolishing it there. In addition to eliminating qualified immunity, this historic legislation will allow New Mexicans – including the wrongfully convicted – to recover damages from the government when their constitutional rights are violated while also providing incentives for government employ...
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Qualified Immunity and Special Privileges Drive Wedge Between Gun Owners and Police

Who thinks “America’s cherished gun rights” will be high on these guys’ priority list should they catch you bearing arms prohibitionist politicians say you can’t have? (ATF/Facebook) U.S.A. – -( “When cops and America’s cherished gun rights clash, cops win,” Reuters reports. A police officer raiding the wrong apartment while searching for a suspect was deemed “legally justified to use deadly force” on a resident who, startled by pounding on his door at 1:30 a.m., answered with a...
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Tim Scott: Ending Qualified Immunity In Police Reform Bill Would Be ‘Poison Pill’ For GOPers

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Sunday warned that limiting qualified immunity for police officers would be a “poison pill” for Republicans as congressional efforts to pass police reform legislation continue in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Changing qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that shields police officers from being held personally liable for conduct unless they violate “clearly established” constitutional rights, has become a Democratic priority as Congress begins working on legislation...
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Morning Docket: 06.02.20

* The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case about mandatory bar membership. Looks like all of us will be shelling out money for bar dues for the foreseeable future. [Bloomberg Law] * Attorney General Barr looked on as people protested over the death of George Floyd outside of the White House yesterday. [Fox News] * New York is predictably experiencing a spike in litigation filings now that new cases can be initiated. [Advance Local] * The two Brooklyn attorneys accused of firebombing a...
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Qualified Immunity Empowers Constitutional Violations, But That Can Change…

SCOTUS has an opportunity to reverse this trend and insist that those who have been constitutionally wronged have some available means to vindicate their violation.
Tags: Law, Civil Rights, Courts, Constitutional Law, Qualified immunity, Tyler Broker, Nieves v. Bartlett

Supreme Court Defends Qualified Immunity For Trigger-Happy Cops, Again

This time they literally couldn't even be bothered to argue about it.
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