Byline: Derek Hawkins
United States Supreme Court
Case Name: Luis A. Nieves, et al. v. Russell P. Bartlett
Case No.: 17-1174
Focus: 1st Amendment Violation
Respondent Russell Bartlett sued petitionerstwo police officersalleging that they retaliated against him for his protected First Amendment speech by arresting him for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The officers had probable cause to arrest Bartlett, and we now decide whether that fact defeats Bartlett's First Amendment claim as a matter of law.
Reversed and remanded
Dissenting: SOTOMAYOR, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Concurring: THOMAS, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. GORSUCH, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part. GINSBURG, J...