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Judge will not reconsider ruling to let gun rights activists sue arresting officer (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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4th Circuit: Officers can’t be sued for failing to execute arrest warrant (access required)

Baltimore police officers cannot be sued under U.S. civil rights law for their alleged failure to timely execute an arrest warrant for a man who later stabbed his pregnant wife to death in front of a city courthouse where she ...

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PG County officer evades liability for now-unconstitutional act (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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Opinions – 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: 8/1/11 (access required)

Constitutional Law Qualified immunity BOTTOM LINE: Although it was clearly established that intrusive prison employee searches require reasonable suspicion, it was far from clear that the body-scanning devices at issue here could not meet that standard. CASE: Braun, et al., ...

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