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Eleventh Circuit Says No Clearly Established Right Against Arrest for Wearing a Mask at a Protest

Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A divided panel of the Eleventh Circuit ruled today that officers enjoyed qualified immunity against First and Fourth Amendment claims after arresting an Atlanta Ferguson protestor for wearing a "V for Vendetta" mask…. … Continue reading

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Examining the persistently significant number of marijuana arrest in New York City

The Leafly folks are doing a three-part series on cannabis in New York City, and this first part looks at arrests under the headline "Racial Disparities in NYC Cannabis Arrests Are Getting Worse." (The discussion in the piece builds off … Continue reading

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The Latest on WannaCry: North Korea Decries Accusations; U.S. Comments on Marcus Hutchins’ Arrest

At a White House press briefing on December 19, 2017, President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert publicly attributed the destructive WannaCry cyberattack to North Korea. Over a period of several days in May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware crippled … Continue reading

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Manchester Pays $275k Settlement Over Bogus ‘Wiretapping’ Arrest

The New Hampshire city of Manchester is paying $275,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit from 2015. The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union announced last Wednesday that Manchester was prepared to settle with Alfredo Valentin. Valentin, then … Continue reading

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Resisting Arrest, Accepting Treatment

The South Carolina Supreme Court has imposed a public reprimand with conditions for the following misconduct: In July 2007, respondent was arrested following an altercation with police officers at a bar. In July 2011, respondent pled guilty to resisting arrest… … Continue reading

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