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99-1977 Saucier v. Katz

"[Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989) and Anderson v. Creighton, 483 U.S. 635 (1987)] refute the excessive force/probable cause distinction on which much of respondent's position seems to depend. The deference owed officers facing suits for alleged excessive force is not different in some qualitative respect from the probable cause inquiry in Anderson. Officers ...

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