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Swarns Reaffirms Need for Fair Review of Police Abuse Claims, Citing Tolan

Monday, December 15, 2014

Ruling Could Bolster Lawsuits Against Police

In a recent piece in the National Law Journal, Director of Litigation Christina Swarns states that, 

"Tolan resonates today in many ways. We were thrilled when the court ruled as it did," said Christina Swarns, litigation director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which filed a brief in the case. "It was a reminder to courts that they can't supplant the role of the jury, and they can't put a thumb on the scale in favor of the state."

To read the full article click here. (Please note must have NLJ credentials to access)