Even the most police-skeptical courts grant the doctrine in egregious circumstances.
"I believe there is sufficient evidence of a clearly established Fourth Amendment violation," writes the dissenting judge.
Tennessee's requirement that barbers have at least a high school education is "unconstitutional, unlawful, and unenforceable," ruled the state's Chancery Court.
"The Constitution says everyone is entitled to equal protection of the law—even at the hands of law enforcement," wrote Judge Carlton W. Reeves.
The Department of Homeland Security announced in court that it would pull the contentious directive.
The chief justice has managed to infuriate every major political faction.
"Supreme Court jurisprudence...is heavily weighted against you," an appeals judge told state prosecutors last week.
A SWAT Team Blew Up This Family's House While Chasing a Shoplifter. The Supreme Court Won't Hear the Case.
And no, it wasn't the shoplifter's home.
Interactions between the public and the police should be kept to a minimum.
Cops Who Shot Homeless Man 22 Times While He Lay on the Ground Are Not Protected by Qualified Immunity, Appeals Court Rules
It's a perverse kind of progress, but it's progress all the same.
“Officers don’t have the time to pull out law books and analyze the fine points of judicial precedent.”
A flawed argument for judicial passivity in cases of government regulation.
The idea is not so far-fetched.
Following Georgia's ruling in favor of a lactation consultant, Pennsylvania’s high court reviews another “unreasonable” occupational licensing scheme.
The federal courts start to grapple with COVID-19 shutdown orders.
In a 2-1 decision sure to provoke substantial debate, a court concludes that states are obligated to provide citizens with a certain degree of education.
Bogus lawsuits threaten medical professionals who are fighting on the front lines against COVID-19.
Legal scholars Lindsay Wiley and Steve Vladeck explain why courts should not give special deference to the government in cases challenging the constitutionality of anti-coronavirus policies.
New emergency rules attempt to slow down justice system to keep people apart.
Gorsuch Throws Shade at Trump Administration for Rewriting Federal Gun Laws Without Congressional Approval
“Why should courts, charged with the independent and neutral interpretation of the laws Congress has enacted, defer to such bureaucratic pirouetting?”
Jurors remain free to exercise judgment and mercy in a criminal justice system that often lacks both.
A Michigan Man Underpaid His Property Taxes By $8.41. The County Seized His Property, Sold It—and Kept the Profits.
A state law allows counties to effectively steal homes over unpaid taxes and keep the excess revenue for their own budgets.
In fact, the legal doctrine lets cops to get away with outrageous conduct.
The 7th Circuit said the guard is protected by qualified immunity.
Parents in Canada seek damages and refunds for their children's in-game purchases.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
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Two federal court rulings cite a significant conflict of interest.
The ruling once again shows the legal disgrace that is qualified immunity.
Proposed federal legislation would move overstressed child protection systems in the wrong direction.
"No reasonable officer would engage in such recklessness," complains dissenting judge.
U.K. Appeals Court Overturns Ruling That Would Have Forced Mentally Disabled Woman To Get Abortion Against Her Will
Justice Natalie Lieven ruled it was in the woman's "best interests" because she has learning disabilities.
“The Court usually reads statutes with a presumption of rationality and a presumption of constitutionality.”
Understanding what's at stake in the important case of Kisor v. Wilkie.
SCOTUS sidesteps the hard questions in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.
Offenders in California Get Saddled with Thousands of Dollars in Court Fees. This Bill Would Stop That.
A study shows that when these fees hit low-income offenders, they wreck their lives—and also don't even get paid.
Costume Manufacturer Alleges Competitor's Banana Suit Costume Looks a Little Too Much Like a Banana, Is Copyright Violation
Rasta Imposta has a history of defending its "unique" banana costume design with copyright litigation.
Cherry regulation, landfill corruption, and taking some air.
Better evidence sharing and a dramatic drop in cash bail demands will help defendants challenge charges.
The former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York unconvincingly channels Atticus Finch in his legal memoir.
Reason takes a look.
Federal judge's ruling in a fair-use lawsuit "is a big win for the First Amendment."