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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

Repeal the Second Amendment?! Ep. 63

In the wake of the March for Our Lives protest, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote an op-ed in the New York Times calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. To give context to his statement, I review the Supreme Court’s decision in the Heller Case and outline the gun control debate.

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Show Notes:

Stevens’ NYT Op-Ed

Justice Stevens’ Oyez Profile

Oyez’s Heller Recap

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA v. HELLER

Liberation Library Ep. 3: The Truth About Judicial Review

Liberty Weekly and the Constitution of No Authority Ep. 28