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- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Procedure
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Supreme Court Fortifies Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement Officers in Warrant Cases 27 Mun. Law. 40 (2013)
This article analyzes the significance of the United States Supreme Court decision in Messerschmidt v. Millender, 132 S.Ct. 1652 (2012), upon §1983 Fourth Amendment claims asserted against state and local law enforcement officers who apply ...
Supreme Court Holds Grand Jury Witnesses Absolutely Immune from § 1983 Liability 27 Mun. Law. 5 (2013)
This article discusses the Supreme Court's ruling in Rehberg v. Paulk, 132 S. Ct. 1497 (2012), which extended the absolute witness immunity recognized in Briscoe v. LaHue, to grand jury witnesses. In an unanimous opinion, ...
Municipal Liability and Liability of Supervisors: Litigation Significance of Recent Trends and Developments Touro Law Review (2012)
"The purpose of this presentation is to examine two recent Supreme Court decisions, Connick v. Thompson and Ashcroft v. Iqbal with an eye to their impact on how lower federal courts will assess such claims ...
Constitutional Litigation under Section 1983 and the Bivens Doctrine in the October 2008 Term Touro Law Review (2010)
Section 1983 is the major enforcer of individual federal constitutional rights. It authorizes individuals to enforce their constitutional rights against state and local officials; for example,prison officers and police officers, and against municipalities. It is ...