Short Circuit 296 | Parenting Is Hard
A pair of qualified-immunity-infused opinions that will light a fire and inspire parenting solidarity. First, IJ’s Tori Clark brings us to the Ninth Circuit where a suspect to an arson exercised his right to remain silent. But it wasn’t that right to remain silent. So does this other one, that the First Amendment protects, actually exist? The court has qualified doubts. Then Katrin Marquez transports us to the Eleventh Circuit where a mom is doing her best by letting her 17-year-old son pick his school and spend time at a park. And then she insults a school resource officer. Who has the mom arrested. Free range parenting rage ensues, plus a denial of qualified immunity.
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