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Trent Taylor was released from the John B. Connally Unit prison in Kenedy, Texas on Friday, April 9, 2021. He fought for the right to sue his guards for placing him in two filthy cells.
News May 3
It’s the first time in years the highest court allowed such a suit to proceed. The ruling suggests it is reconsidering protections for officers who cause harm.
People march in the street to protest the death of Elijah McClain on July 25, 2020 in Aurora, Colorado. On August 24, 2019 McClain was walking home when he was forcibly detained by three Aurora police officers and was injected with ketamine after officers requested assistance from the Aurora Fire Rescue. McClain suffered a heart attack on the way to the hospital that night and died six days later.
News December 18, 2020
Individual officers can’t claim ‘qualified immunity’ in excessive force cases, but may not end up paying damages out of their own pockets.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, in 2006.
News September 24, 2020
Juvenile lifers, victims of police misconduct and immigrants convicted of minor crimes are among those with a lot at stake before the changing court.
 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits in her chambers in 2002 in Washington, DC.
Analysis September 23, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a revered feminist icon. Her legacy on issues such as prisoners’ rights, capital punishment, racial justice and tribal sovereignty has been less examined.