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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Yesterday's criminal law/procedure cert grant

Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers:

  • County of Los Angeles v. Mendez: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit's “provocation” rule should be barred as it conflicts with Graham v. Connor regarding the manner in which a claim of excessive force against a police officer should be determined in an action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for a violation of a plaintiff's Fourth Amendment rights, and has been rejected by other courts of appeals; and (2) whether, in an action brought under Section 1983, an incident giving rise to a reasonable use of force is an intervening, superseding event which breaks the chain of causation from a prior, unlawful entry in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

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