The Volokh Conspiracy
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6/5/1916: Justice Louis Brandeis takes the oath.
I was one of the 153 signers and am a veteran of the Twitter wars. But even I was taken aback by the swift, virulent response.
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The decision vividly illustrates how the doctrine shields police from accountability for using excessive force.
But buried beneath the bilious response to the Harper's joint statement is a worthwhile argument about freedom of association.
The city has passed a new payroll tax on large employers that is expected to raise over $200 million a year.