Billy Binion is an assistant editor at Reason.
His writing has appeared in HuffPost, Washington Examiner, The Saturday Evening Post, and The Virginian-Pilot, among other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.
Dumb laws lead to police brutality.
"It makes me feel like the government is preying on the vulnerable and the weak to line their own pockets."
After eight years, Tyson Timbs finally gets to keep his Land Rover—once and for all.
There will be no justice for Onree Norris.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he stands for freedom. That doesn't apply to business owners.
The move is a direct assault on the First Amendment.
The case is a good reminder of the far-reaching effects of the war on drugs.
The announcement comes days after an exclusive report from Reason attracted national attention to the case.
The Supreme Court will soon announce if it'll consider an appeal.
The case is an indictment on just how hard it is to get accountability when the government violates your rights.
The decision will make it even more difficult for victims to hold the government accountable when their rights are violated.
The Supreme Court has a chance to fix this. The stakes are high.
Cops say they can't function without qualified immunity, while their supporters on the right say abolishing it would be a step toward defunding the police. Neither claim is true.
The victim will now have no right to argue his case before a jury in civil court.
Some of the changes may make a difference. Others, not so much.
There are many other people who deserve such mercy.
If the officer succeeds, the victim will not be allowed to sue on those claims.
A new study finds that both legal and undocumented immigrants are more law-abiding than native-born U.S. citizens.
Hernan Palma is suing after he says he was punched in the face and his family restrained by cops during a botched no-knock drug raid.
Ledell Lee was put to death in 2017 for a killing he likely didn't commit.
After spending 47 years behind bars, Bobby Sneed may die in prison for no good reason.
"It feels like we've gone from tragedy to farce."
The boy was sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment.
Up for debate was whether or not it was "clearly established" that officers cannot apply injurious force to a subject who isn't resisting.
The president reneged on that promise last month. People weren't happy.
Charge them for their crimes, not their thoughts.
The doctrine shields state actors from accountability.
But only after the company jumps over more regulatory hurdles.
The GOP has resisted reining in the doctrine. That might change.
Most victims of police misconduct never get to take their cases to court.
It's yet another example of the effects of having to enforce dumb laws.
"How can an ordinary person afford to wait years after the government takes their car?"
His explanation makes little sense.
Prosecutors initially suggested that the boy had a gun in his hand, but the government walked that back today.
"We are utterly devastated," said Baudilia Cavazos.
The president's proposed tax hike would fall on workers. This isn't a controversial point.
Luther Hall was assaulted so severely he required a spinal fusion.
The officers knowingly violated the First Amendment, said the court. But that doesn't matter.
It is the first city in the U.S. to do so.
The government has pocketed millions of dollars from immigrants who came to the U.S. legally—and has refused to pay them back.
Many of the president’s pledges require state and local cooperation.