Articles Tagged law enforcement

Jeff Fabian, Don't Tase Me Bro!: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Laws Governing Taser Use by Law Enforcement

62 Fla. L. Rev. 763 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION ::Financially destitute and homeless, a man began to sob after receiving a speeding ticket. When the man refused to sign the ticket, the ticketing officer arrested the man. The officer placed the man in handcuffs and began leading him to the patrol car. As […]

Rosalie Berger Levinson, Reining in Abuses of Executive Power through Substantive Due Process

60 Fla. L. Rev. 519 (2008) | | | | ABSTRACT :: Although substantive due process is one of the most confusing and controversial areas of constitutional law, it is well established that the Due Process Clause includes a substantive component that “bars certain arbitrary wrongful government actions ‘regardless of the fairness of the procedures […]

Michael J. Hooi, Qualified Immunity: When is a Loss Ultimately a Win?

60 Fla. L. Rev. 979 (2008) | | | | TEXT :: Scott v. Harris, 127 S. Ct. 1769 (2007) A Georgia sheriff’s deputy clocked Victor Harris driving seventy-three miles per hour in a fifty-five mile per hour zone. After Harris ignored the deputy’s signal to pull over for speeding, the deputy began a high-speed […]

Diane J. Zelmer, Constitutional Law: Convicting Detainees for Refusing to Answer Law Enforcement's Commonsense Inquiries Makes no Commonsense: Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court, 124 S. Ct. 2451 (2004)

57 Fla. L. Rev. 459 (2005) | | | | TEXT :: While investigating an assault report, a police officer observed a silver and red GMC truck parked on the roadside with skid marks behind it. Petitioner, who appeared intoxicated, stood outside the truck, and a young woman sat inside the truck. Threatening arrest, the […]