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From the Supreme Court on down to the county courthouse, police law and decisions affecting law enforcement change on a daily basis. The Legal topic page on PoliceOne is a must-read for any officer, at any agency, who wants to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Every trial, verdict, and court decision that has to do with cops will be covered on this page, which also features expert analysis.
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May 05, 2014

Supreme Court rejects appeal on gun rights in public

Justices let stand a lower court ruling upholding an NJ requirement for gun owners to show an urgent need to carry a handgun outside their home for self-defense - Full Story
May 03, 2014

Judge: Detective can testify on Holmes' computer search

Aurora Police Detective Michael Leiker testified during a pretrial hearing in October that he found evidence of a search for 'rational insanity' - Full Story
May 03, 2014
Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

There is little political will to move against lethal injections — and a single execution gone wrong won't change that - Full Story
May 02, 2014

Teen pleads not guilty in NYPD cop's killing in high-rise fire

Marcell Dockery entered his plea in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn as an estimated 70 police officers looked on - Full Story
May 01, 2014
Rapper Meek Mill loses suit over Philly traffic stop

Rapper Meek Mill loses suit over Philly traffic stop

Meek Mill called 10-hour traffic stop racially motivated - Full Story
May 01, 2014

Pa. Supreme Court rules for warrantless vehicle searches

Pa. police are no longer required to secure a warrant to search a vehicle - Full Story
May 01, 2014

Female NY cop files suit alleging gender discrimination, retaliation

Sgt. Lisa Costa claims she was passed over for promotions, denied time off and overtime pay, and dealt with lewd comments from male officers - Full Story
May 01, 2014
'Stand your ground' law tested in 2 shootings

'Stand your ground' law tested in 2 shootings

More than 30 states have laws expanding the self-defense principle known as the "castle doctrine," a centuries-old premise that a person has the right to defend their home against attack - Full Story
April 30, 2014

Man who wanted 'suicide by cop' settles excessive force suit

A man who said he wanted to die during a 2009 shootout alleges that the amount of force used by the defendants was objectively unreasonable - Full Story



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