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After Promising To Stop Land Seizures, the Biden Administration Just Stole This Family's Property for a Border Wall

After Promising To Stop Land Seizures, the Biden Administration Just Stole This Family's Property for a Border Wall

A federal judge confirmed yesterday that a Texas family will have their land immediately seized by eminent domain for a U.S.-Mexico border wall—the very type of confiscation that President Joe Biden expressly promised he would put a stop to."We are utterly devastated," said Baudilia Cavazos, whose family owns land in Hidalgo County, Texas. "We thought President Joe Biden would protect us. Now we've lost our land. We don't even know what comes next."The Cavazos clan has fended off similar attempts at confiscation for years. When former President Donald Trump took office, his administration...

Apr 14
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New Mexico Abolishes Qualified Immunity

New Mexico Abolishes Qualified Immunity

New Mexico has officially ended qualified immunity, making it the third state to curb the legal doctrine that often shields state actors from accountability for alleged misconduct.Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed , which will prohibit all government officials from using a qualified immunity defense in state civil court.The doctrine remains in place at the federal level, though it has been the topic of much debate since the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd. New Mexico's law will allow victims of government malfeasance to pursue recourse through state...

Apr 7
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New York City Ends Qualified Immunity for Police Officers

New York City Ends Qualified Immunity for Police Officers

The New York City Council on Thursday voted to end qualified immunity for police officers, becoming the first city in the country to take such a step. Mayor Bill de Blasio has indicated that he will sign the measure.The legal doctrine of qualified immunity makes it notoriously difficult to sue government officials when they violate your rights, requiring plaintiffs to find a previous court precedent that addresses a case with almost identical facts.In a the council said the legislation will protect "New Yorkers against unreasonable search and seizures and against excessive force and ban the...

Mar 26
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ICE's Fake College Defrauded Students, Then Deported Them. The Biden Admin Is Defending the Scheme.

ICE's Fake College Defrauded Students, Then Deported Them. The Biden Admin Is Defending the Scheme.

DHS created a fake university & accepted immigrants on student visas. When it was shut down, DHS tried deporting some of these students because they weren't enrolled in school.This isn't just cruel, it's a waste of taxpayer dollars. Officials must be held accountable for this.— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP)According to the dissent, the appeals court "has decided that the Second Amendment does not mean what it says."The leader of the mob follows the victim to the gallows.The former Trump campaign lawyer insists her allegations about systematic voting fraud were not "statements of...

Mar 26
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Cop Who Allegedly Beat a Subdued Suspect and Released a Police Dog on Him Tried To Claim Qualified Immunity

Cop Who Allegedly Beat a Subdued Suspect and Released a Police Dog on Him Tried To Claim Qualified Immunity

Living under constant adult supervision should not be a government mandate."I've lost everything," says Vicki Baker.A Reason reporter went to Paso Robles, California, where many businesses defied state orders to close. He enjoyed it. He also got COVID.What does this have to do with the pandemic? Nothing.A federal judge protests the Supreme Court’s “rights-without-remedies” Bivens doctrine.

Mar 11
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Cops Who Assaulted and Arrested a Man for Standing Outside His Own House Got Qualified Immunity. SCOTUS Won't Hear the Case.

Cops Who Assaulted and Arrested a Man for Standing Outside His Own House Got Qualified Immunity. SCOTUS Won't Hear the Case.

On July 28, 2016, a group of Cleveland police officers dressed in plain clothes and driving in an unmarked car idled up to a house, where they spotted a man on the front porch. The man was named Shase Howse, and he lived in that house with his mother. The police proceeded to beat and arrest him.Last year a federal court ruled that those two cops were protected by the legal doctrine known as qualified immunity. And this morning, buried in the Supreme Court , came the news that SCOTUS will not hear the case.On the day he was arrested, Howse says, he was searching for his keys when the...

Mar 8
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A SWAT Team Destroyed This Innocent Woman's House While Chasing a Fugitive. The City Refuses To Pay for Damages.

A SWAT Team Destroyed This Innocent Woman's House While Chasing a Fugitive. The City Refuses To Pay for Damages.

What's a home worth?It's a tough question, and it's one that Vicki Baker found herself trying to answer the hard way after a SWAT team mutilated her house in McKinney, Texas, during a standoff with a fugitive who had barricaded himself inside."For two days, I couldn't quit crying," Baker says. "The tear gas was everywhere. It was on the walls. It was on the floors. It was on the furniture. It was everywhere."Prior to the SWAT showdown, Baker's daughter, Deanna, gave officers a key to the home, as well as a garage door opener and the back gate code. Agents took a different route. They...

Mar 5
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Ayanna Pressley Revives Justin Amash's Bill To End Qualified Immunity

Ayanna Pressley Revives Justin Amash's Bill To End Qualified Immunity

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D–Mass.) has reintroduced a bill to end qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that makes it difficult for the public to hold government officials accountable for alleged misconduct.Former Rep. Justin Amash (L–Mich.) originally the Ending Qualified Immunity Act in June 2020 after the police killing of George Floyd. Pressley signed on as cosponsor a few days after, though the bill died without ever receiving a vote.The Ending Qualified Immunity Act of 2021, which Sens. Ed Markey (D–Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) are cosponsoring in the Senate, to do the exact same...

Mar 1
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Indiana Senate Passes Bill To Let Government Steal Stuff From People Suspected of 'Unlawful Assembly'

Indiana Senate Passes Bill To Let Government Steal Stuff From People Suspected of 'Unlawful Assembly'

Americans are choosing jobs, brands, and friends for partisan reasons, say researchers.In a hot mic moment, school officials were caught belittling parents.The president keeps insisting on the urgency of $1.9 trillion in spending. But much of it would be spent on non-urgent policies unrelated to the pandemic.Big businesses gave millions to Newsom’s initiatives and were rewarded handsomely.A misdemeanor marijuana charge leads to an attempt to take $17,000.

Feb 19
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Tim Scott Is Proposing a Major Reform to Qualified Immunity

Tim Scott Is Proposing a Major Reform to Qualified Immunity

Sen. Tim Scott (R–S.C.) has reportedly proposed a compromise to rein in qualified immunity, the legal doctrine that makes it difficult for victims to sue government officials when their constitutional rights have been violated.Scott, who has served as the Republican leader on police reform talks, is suggesting that the doctrine be pulled back for law enforcement and that liability shift from individual cops to the departments that employ them. As of this writing, it was not immediately clear if the plan would curtail qualified immunity or outright eliminate it. (Qualified immunity protects...

Apr 22
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