Short Circuit 288 | Nondelegating Warrants

Two old favorites this week: The nondelegation doctrine and the phrase “come back with a warrant.” And both from the culturally varied Sixth Circuit. First, Justin Pearson of IJ explains the wide delegation of power that Congress gave OSHA and how the courts have hand-waived away any constitutional problems with that. That’s no different in the recent Sixth Circuit case, although there is an interesting dissent. Then, Brian Morris takes us down the Ohio River to a couple Kentucky cops who won’t take no—or “get a warrant”—for an answer. It’s a defeat for qualified immunity and a lesson on what the police will do even when the body cameras are on.

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Navarette v. California

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