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Response to Scott Keller on Qualified Immunity and the Common Law

Response to Scott Keller on Qualified Immunity and the Common Law

Jay Schweikert The doctrine of qualified immunity protects public officials from civil liability, even when they break the law, unless a civil rights plaintiff can show that the defendant violated "clearly established law." This rule is nominally an interpretation of our primary federal civil rights statute, Section 1983, but that statute says nothing about any immunity, qualified or otherwise. And the recent scholarship of William Baude, which Justice Thomas himself has relied on in calling for qualified immunity to be reconsidered, argues that the background common law against which this statute was passed did not include anything like the across-the-board...

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We now know a little bit more about Disney’s ‘Toy Story’ 4 lawsuit

We now know a little bit more about Disney’s ‘Toy Story’ 4 lawsuit

Keanu Reeves’ character Daredevil Duke Caboom stars in the final trailer for “Toy Story 4.” | YouTube Evel Knievel’s son is suing Disney over the ‘Toy Story’ 4 character Duke Caboom. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Evel Knievel’s company — K&K Promotions — decided to sue Disney over the “Toy Story 4” character Duke Caboom, and now more details have leaked about the suit. What’s going on? Evil Knievel’s son has filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in Las Vegas, accusing Disney “of improperly basing” Caboom off of Knievel, but never mentioning Knievel’s name in the film, according to...

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New approach helps Jared Walsh’s future look permanent with Angels

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New approach helps Jared Walsh’s future look permanent with Angels

Throughout the hot streak that has begun to change the perception about who Jared Walsh is and who can be, he has chosen not to delve too deeply into how it happened. In describing the swing he first brought to the major leagues, Walsh has a fairly simple description. “Last year, I had a lot going on,” the Angels first baseman said. “You know, it works sometimes, but it wasn’t consistent enough.” Less is definitely more when it comes to hitting in the majors. Since eliminating much of the movement in his stance as he prepared for the pitch, Walsh...

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The right case will set your Apple Watch 5 apart

The right case will set your Apple Watch 5 apart

The Apple Watch 5 is a versatile accessory that can be made even more useful with the right case. Many cases are intended for protection, while others can help you to change the color and look of your smartwatch. We've put together a list of the best Apple Watch Series 5 cases, no matter what kind of case you need. My personal favorite is the Smiling Clear Case because it combines protection, utility, and minimal appearance. Take a look at the options below to see which one works for you. Best Overall: Smiling Clear Case for Apple Watch When it...

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When I am twelve years old, my mother asks if I have ever been molested by a relative. Yes, I say. She begins to ask who it was, then stops herself. Just tell me, she says, if he’s been through the temple: Mormons go through the temple when they become adults, usually just before they marry or go on a mission. It is a particularly sacred rite: you must complete a set of interviews with the bishop and the stake president before you are given a temple recommend, a white card many Mormons carry in their wallets, certification of righteousness....

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