The federal government is trying to block Safehouse’s supervised injection site by invoking a 1980s crack‐house law that makes it a crime to provide a place to take illicit drugs. Cato and the ACLU have joined forces to help stop the government.
“[I]f the trooper’s conduct was found to be unconstitutional or unethical, he may have been left exposed by his agency to any legal ramifications from that unethical conduct,” frets the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association in baffling new piece.
For conservative‐backed legislation with such a strong focus on accountability, the absence of qualified immunity from the JUSTICE Act may appear to be a curious omission. The reality is that Republicans have the doctrine in their sights.
A 6–3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court extends sex discrimination law to cover LGBT bias in an unexpected way—through textualist arguments that nod to the writings of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.