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Florida Prisoner Denied Habeas Relief Despite Coercion Claim

A Florida state prisoner who was sentenced to 25 years in prison on sexual battery, child pornography, and firearm charges failed to convince the Eleventh Circuit to grant his habeas petition on the basis that he was coerced into signing a plea agreement due to ineffective counsel.

Teen Accused in Twitter Hack Sees Hearing Hacked With Porn (2)

A bail hearing by Zoom for the 17-year-old accused of hacking some of the world’s highest-profile Twitter accounts last month offered some surprises when a lawyer revealed that the teenager was already under investigation last year -- and then the session was interrupted by participants showing porn.

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Qualified Immunity: Origins of a Police Liability Shield

The legal doctrine of qualified immunity shields public officials from civil liability. It was created by the U.S. Supreme Court and is in the spotlight with the national debate over police accountability.

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