TITLE

JUSTICES IN THE JURY BOX: VIDEO EVIDENCE AND SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN SCOTT V. HARRIS, 127 S. Ct. 1769 (2007)

AUTHOR(S)
Kessler, David
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Winter2008, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p423
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article argues that the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling of lower courts over the Timothy Scott v. Victor Harris case, which had denied summary judgment to a defendant who claimed qualified immunity, encroached on the jury's fact-finding role. Harris claimed that he had been unreasonably seized by Scott, a police officer, who had rammed this car off the road to end a high speed car chase, leaving him paralyzed. This paper primarily explores the limitations of video evidences cited by the Court to come up with its ruling.
ACCESSION #
30072028

 

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