As Vanessa Kimery was driving down the road one night, she saw flashing lights in her rear view mirror. She put on her emergency lights and drove another half mile until she pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store. She says she wasn't sure if it was actually a police officer, so she wanted to make sure she was in a lighted, public place before stopping. That turns out to have been a bad idea. When she failed to stop, the Green County, Kentucky, deputy who was trying to stop her called for backup. When she did stop, deputies pulled her out of her car at gunpoint, handcuffed her, searched her car, and cited her for speeding—the original offense—and failing to yield. After viewing the dashboard video of the arrest, Greene County Sheriff Jack Merritt threw out the failing to yield charge, but he insists deputies acted properly.
Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records
The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters but reassure people who want judges to take this constitutional provision as seriously as others.
Amy Coney Barrett Demolishes the Qualified Immunity Claim of a Detective Accused of Framing a Man for Murder
The case is an encouraging sign that the SCOTUS contender is not the sort of judge who bends over backward to shield cops from liability for outrageous misconduct.
Amy Coney Barrett Condemns Purdue University's 'Fundamentally Unfair' Adjudication of Sexual Assault Claims
The opinion, which suggests a strong concern about due process, will nevertheless be cited as evidence of the SCOTUS nominee's "uniformly conservative" record.
Rand Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, Thomas Massie, Ron Wyden Join Forces To Unplug the President's 'Internet Kill Switch'
Under the broad terms of a 1934 federal law, the president has the authority to seize emergency control of almost any electronic device in the country.
DC Circuit Rules House of Representatives has Standing to Challenge Trump's Diversion of Funds to Build his Border Wall
The opinion was written by prominent conservative Judge David Sentelle.