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Lawfare is compiling a selection of executive actions taken by President Biden to implement his administration’s policies on policing and criminal justice.
A California state court issued a final decision regulating government agency use of devices that can be used to locate and track cell phones.
Lawmakers focused on revamping civil rights litigation must be as focused on remedies law as they are on privileges and immunities if they hope to accomplish transformational change.
The Monell doctrine allows plaintiffs to sue an officer’s municipal employer for promulgating unconstitutional policies or practices that precipitate officer misconduct. But is it due for reform?
Our research reveals common traits that thwarted municipal efforts to establish local civilian control over law enforcement surveillance.
These procedures show promise as a complement to judicial oversight, but cities could do more to stop vendors from shielding surveillance tools from scrutiny.
More and more Americans agree that policing needs rethinking. Picking new police performance metrics would be a good first step.
The deputy director of the federal law enforcement agency currently deployed to American cities appears not to know where the essential legal lines are that mark the bounds of lawful police authority. That’s a huge problem.
To the extent that public tort law can serve as a viable mechanism for law enforcement accountability, revamping tort claims acts, including statutory privileges and indemnification regulations, may serve as a greater vehicle for reform than eliminating qualified immunity.