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Constitutional Law Wrongful Convictions

NYC Bill Limiting Qualified Immunity Is a Big Deal

New York City’s council has passed legislation that would effectively end qualified immunity for police officers in cases of excessive force and unreasonable searches, making it easier for people to sue individual officers. So-called “qualified immunity” policies shield on-duty officers from being held personally accountable in civil rights lawsuits if their conduct does not violate […]

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Criminal Law General

Judge Rules Cosby Case Can Go Forward

Bill Cosby, long-beloved American comedic icon and serially-accused serial rapist, is finally having his day in court. After his long denying the accounts of dozens and dozens of women who have made claims that he sexually assaulted them, one of those accusations is about to be heard in open court for a jury to determine […]