Qualified Immunity

First created by the High Court nearly 40 years ago, qualified immunity is a legal shield that protects law enforcement officers, as well as other government employees, from being sued for violating a person’s constitutional rights, unless those rights were “clearly established.” Supreme Court Defends Qualified Immunity In Police Shooting, Excessive Force Cases Without any oral…

Embezzlement Ex-Shoe Co. Exec Gets 6 Years For ‘Breathtaking’ $30M

Embezzlement: Criminal Defense Attorney Carlos Gonzalez Ex-Shoe Co. Exec Gets 6 Years For ‘Breathtaking’ $30M Theft. A former Alden Shoe Co. executive will spend nearly six years in prison after admitting to stealing $30 million from his former employer, a crime that a judge on Wednesday called “truly breathtaking in the annals of embezzlement.” Source: Law360 Read…

Texas Abortion Bill

Supreme Court, Breaking Silence, Won’t Block Texas Abortion Law The law, which prohibits most abortions after six weeks and went into effect on Wednesday, was drafted by Texas lawmakers with the goal of frustrating efforts to challenge it in federal court. By Adam Liptak, J. David Goodman and Sabrina Tavernise Published Sept. 1, 2021Updated Oct. 21, 2021 The Supreme Court refused just…