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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Cases Involving Qualified Immunity for Officers

The Supreme Court passed up at least seven cases Monday that would have allowed it to reconsider aspects of qualified immunity for police.

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SCOTUS Backs Police in Traffic Stops

The Supreme Court said in an 8-1 decision that unless there's reason to believe otherwise, it's common sense for an officer to think the car's owner will be driving.

SCOTUS Affirms Police Can Draw Blood From Unconscious Drivers

In a 5-4 vote on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld a Wisconsin law that says people driving on a public road have impliedly consented to having their blood drawn if police suspect them of driving under the influence. It also said that "exigent circumstances" permit police to obtain a blood sample without a warrant.

Supreme Court Considering When Arrests Violate First Amendment

“You can think of it,” Justice Elena Kagan said, “as a case where an individual police officer, you know, decides to arrest for jaywalking somebody wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt or, alternatively, a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap.”

IACP 2018: Watching Trump's Speech to Law Enforcement

Trump slammed the Obama administration for restricting law enforcement's acquisition of military surplus equipment based on concerns of militarization. He called that "a very strange reason" for keeping life-saving equipment away from officers. "People are shooting at you and some people are worried about how you look,"

Capitol Police Boost Presence Amid Tension over SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings

According to CBS News, some of the key "undecided" Senators with "swing votes" in the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are being escorted by police as they go to and from their daily meetings and activities.

Capitol Police Arrest 128 Protesting Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination

According to authorities, 46 people were arrested in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, and another 82 people were removed from the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building. The protesters were charged with crowding, obstructing, and unlawful demonstrations.

Capitol Police Arrest 73 in Second Day of Supreme Court Appointment Hearings

US Capitol Police said they had arrested 73 people in the Senate office buildings by the end of the second day of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, according to CNN.

President Trump’s Supreme Court Short List Shrinks

The president may make an announcement about his pick as soon as Monday, some speculate.

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Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Announces Retirement

Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring from the Supreme Court.