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

By Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at www.libertyweekly.net, where he seeks to expose establishment narratives with well researched documentary-style content and insightful guest interviews. His work also appears on http://www.antiwar.com in the viewpoints section. He may be reached at patrick.macfarlane@libertyweekly.net

One thought on “SCOTUS Rules Police Can “Shoot First, Ask Questions Later” Ep. 64”
  1. Yet another great episode from Liberty Weekly. This episode highlights a significant, if not existential, threat to individual civil liberty in these United States. The very idea that an officer or agent of any governmental entity is somehow exempt from the supreme laws of the land flies in the face of every founding principle of our Country and should strike fear in the hearts of every American with even a cursory understanding of Enlightenment philosophy. A ruling such as this, with every ability of turning the doctrine of qualified immunity on its head, should have Americans marching in the streets.

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