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Law-enforcement officers may not detain a person solely as punishment for a person’s insults directed at them.

Mon Dec 17th, by First Amendment & Law-Enforcement Encounters |

One late evening in 1987, Officer Aguilar arrived at a hotel in downtown Douglas, Arizona after the hotel’s bartender had called him to complain about an “unruly patron.”   Duran v. City of Douglas, Ariz., 904 F.2d 1372, 1374 (9th Cir. 1990).  Aguilar saw this unruly patron, Mr. Duran, drunk and […]

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