Court Expands Victim Protection for Lawsuits on Police Use of Force

The Supreme Court on Thursday expanded protection for those who sue after being injured by police, saying that an unconstitutional “seizure” can take place even if the person is able to avoid being detained or arrested. In related news, the New York City Council passed legislation aimed at reining in police misconduct by making it far easier to sue officers for conducting illegal searches or using excessive force.

Progressives and Biden Square Off on Supreme Court Expansion

A number of progressives appear to be heading toward a showdown with President Joe Biden over a new commission that will study changes to the Supreme Court, underscoring the tricky politics at play for an administration that is aiming for bipartisanship but also hoping to retain support from the left flank.