District of Columbia v. Websy Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in District of Columbia v. Wesby, a case concerning the Fourth Amendment and probable cause arrests.… read more

District of Columbia v. Websy Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in District of Columbia v. Wesby, a case concerning the Fourth Amendment and probable cause arrests. Theodore Wesby was one of several people initially arrested for unlawful entry after attending a party at a home in the Washington, D.C., Anacostia neighborhood. Police argued the home was vacant. Twenty-one people were arrested. Mr. Wesby and 15 others filed suit claiming unlawful arrest. The Supreme Court was to decide two issues: 1) whether officers violated the partygoers Fourth Amendment rights by arresting them without probable cause, and 2) whether officers were covered under qualified immunity, thereby protecting them from being held liable for damages in civil proceedings.

On January 22, 2018, the Court ruled unanimously that the officers 1) had probable cause to arrest the partygoers, and 2) that the officers were entitled to qualified immunity. close

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District of Columbia v. Websy Oral Argument

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Program ID:
432597-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 11, 2017 | 6:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 23, 2018 | 2:20am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Oct 11, 2017 | 6:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 20, 2017 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 20, 2017 | 10:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 21, 2017 | 4:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 22, 2018 | 11:25pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 23, 2018 | 2:20am EST | C-SPAN 2
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