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

Thursday, June 14, 2018

"The 96-Year-Old Brooklyn Judge Standing Up to the Supreme Court"

The story is in The New York Times. In part:

In a spirited decision issued Monday, the judge, Jack B. Weinstein, argued that the justices had gone too far in a pair of recent rulings expanding qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that protects law-enforcement officers from being sued for actions they perform on the job. Judge Weinstein complained that the broadened doctrine now protects “all but the plainly incompetent.”

“The Supreme Court’s recent emphasis on shielding public officials and federal and local law enforcement means many individuals who suffer a constitutional deprivation will have no redress,” he wrote.

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