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Judge will not reconsider ruling to let gun rights activists sue arresting officer

A federal judge will not reconsider her decision permitting gun rights advocates arrested during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago to sue the arresting Maryland Capitol Police officer for allegedly violating their constitutional rights to speak ...

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Frosh will appeal decision allowing protesters to sue arresting officer

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh will appeal a federal judge’s decision permitting gun rights advocates arrested during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago to sue the arresting Maryland Capitol Police officer for allegedly violating their ...

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Gun rights activists can pursue claim against arresting officer, judge says

Gun rights advocates arrested by a Maryland Capitol Police officer during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago can pursue their lawsuit alleging their constitutional rights to speak freely and be free of unreasonable seizure were violated, ...

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PG County officer evades liability for now-unconstitutional act

If the allegations are true, a Prince George’s County police officer violated a suspected violent criminal’s constitutional rights in 2012 by shooting the armed, but non-threatening man while making an arrest, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. But the officer, ...

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Opinions – 5/29/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Civil Rights Qualified immunity BOTTOM LINE: In case against defendant bail bondsman for alleged civil rights violations, defendant was not entitled to jury instruction on defense of qualified immunity; therefore, any error in district court’s jury instruction on qualified immunity ...

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Opinions – 4/2/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Constitutional Law Qualified immunity BOTTOM LINE: Defendant employees of county sheriff’s department were entitled to qualified immunity from liability for violation of anti-abortion organization’s First Amendment rights by requesting protesting organization to remove graphic anti-abortion signs, because it was not ...

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