US Supreme Court’s Landmark
Reversal of Police “Immunity”:
Tolan v. Cotton
For the first time in approximately ten years (read Hope v. Pelzer and Groh v. Ramirez, 2003 and 2004) the US Supreme Court reversed a US Circuit Court affirmation of the district court’s decision to grant good faith–“qualified”–“immunity” (and “sovereign” or “absolute” “immunity”) to a police officer. This case arose out of the for the Federal US Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.
The u.S constitutional challenge was pursuant to a Fourth Amendment (US CONST. amendment IV) excessive force claim (related to unreasonable, unlawful search and seizure) combined with an equal protection claim (U.S. CONST. amendment XIV.).
To read the High Court’s landmark opinion in Tolan v. Cotton, 572 U.S. ___ (decided May 05, 2014)(per curiam), click on the link below.
US Supreme Court Decision in Tolan v. Cotton,
Plaintiff’s Opening Brief/Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the US Supreme Court for The united States of America
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