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Qualified Immunity — How Bad Can it Really be?

What’s the difference between sitting with your hands up and laying face down when surrendering to the police? Apparently, there’s a big enough difference that in order to find out if his rights were legally violated, Alexander Baxter has to go all the way to the Supreme Court. The Cato Institute’s Jay Schweikert discusses Baxter’s case and just how bad Qualified Immunity can be.

June 4, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Building a Modern Military

Featuring Wendy J. Jordan, Senior Policy Analyst, Taxpayers for Common Sense; Christopher A. Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Lauren Sander, External Relations Manager, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Thomas X. Hammes, PhD, Distinguished Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Research, National Defense University; Eric Gomez, Director, Defense Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Brandon Valeriano, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.