William Baude on How Qualified Immunity Shields the Police

Ep. 153: Why Are Cops (Sort Of) Above The Law?

George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police has led to charges against several officers. But prosecution of cops is rare, and rarer still are successful suits brought by the victims themselves. Why is it so hard to hold the police accountable? We're joined by University of Chicago Law School professor Will Baude to discuss how qualified immunity shields the police. Also this week, a look at BigLaw's reaction to police brutality and racial injustice; a pair of attorneys accused of hurling a Molotov cocktail; and a judge who says calling an attorney the c-word was a compliment.

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