A number of blogs are buzzing about Buckley v. Haddock, an unpublished decision from the Eleventh Circuit. In this case, some cop handcuffed and tased the shit out of some guy on the side of the road. The Eleventh splits in hilarious ways on an excessive force claim, and then tries to cover up its silliness by not publishing the opinion. Obviously the plaintiffs was poor and probably didn’t know the first thing about going to law school and using OSCAR to become a clerk, and, besides, poor people need to be shocked.
Now, if you don’t know how qualified immunity works, stop here.