Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Baby's first SCOTUS case: win!

The Supreme Court handed down their decision in Pearson v. Callahan today, unanimously granting the Petitioners qualified immunity and overturning--or at least heavily modifying--the Saucier v. Katz "order-of-battle" requirements. A big (and deserved) win for the officers involved, and we'll see what the district courts do with their newfound freedom to skirt difficult constitutional questions.

The opinion is short--check it out here.

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