Under Color of Law | Season 2, Ep. 5
In Chicago in 1958, over a dozen police officers barged into the home of a sleeping family with guns drawn. They didn’t have a warrant, and it turned out they didn’t have the right man. When the family’s civil rights claim reached the Supreme Court, it resulted in the landmark case of of Monroe v. Pape, which finally — 90 years after Congress authorized such suits — opened the doors of federal courthouses to victims of unconstitutional misconduct by state and local officials. On this episode, we hear about the raid from people who experienced it firsthand.
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James Montgomery, James D. Montgomery & Associates
David Achtenberg, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Steven Winter, Wayne State University
Anya Bidwell, Institute for Justice
Steven Winter, The Meaning of Under Color of Law
Richard Pildes, Democracy, Anti-Democracy, and the Canon