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SCOTUS Rules Police Can “Shoot First, Ask Questions Later” Ep. 64

On Monday the SCOTUS dismissed (without briefing or oral arguments) an excessive force case stemming from a 2010 incident where Respondent, Amy Hughes was shot four times by Arizona Police officer Andrew Kisela. In her dissent, Justice Sotomayor stated this precedent means police can “shoot first” and “ask questions later.” In this episode I walk us through the Court’s decision and explain the legal rules at play.

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Show Notes:

Jury Nullification on the Liberty Weekly Podcast

New York Times: Supreme Court Rules for Police Officer in Excessive Force Case

SCOTUS Blog: Justices Grant One New Case, Summarily Reverse In Excessive-Force Case