Police, The Fourth Amendment, Qualified Immunity

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For this entry we go back twenty years, back to August 1992. The case: BUENROSTRO v. COLLAZO, 973 F.2d 39 (1st Cir. 1992).

In Buenrostro, First Circuit Judge Bruce Selya wrote for a panel denying qualified immunity. Befuddled and amused, as I was, by several unfamiliar, but wonderful-sounding, words in the opinion, I GOOGLED to discover that Judge Selya is famous for his use of a bigger-than-normal vocabulary.

Here is an excerpt of the opinion:

Not long thereafter, Buenrostro sued for damages. He alleged in his complaint that his constitutional rights had been infracted in various ways. He also asserted pendent claims. In due course, the appellants sought brevis disposition based on qualified immunity.
. . .
We will not paint the lily. On this scumbled record, the district court acted with impeccable propriety in rejecting the qualified immunity defense and refusing to enter a summary judgment predicated thereon.
. . .
Although our analysis to this point disposes of the appeal, we add an eschatocol of sorts.

Written by Burgers Allday

August 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. They are perfectly cromulent words and they embiggen the reader’s vocabulary, so no problem.

    En Passant

    September 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

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