NACDL Director of Legislative Affairs Leslie Hagin's written statement to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding the actions of bail bond companies and bounty hunters expected to change with the Citizen Protection Act of 1998 (H.R. 3168) in order to protect individuals' civil rights and civil liberties.
Brief for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner.
Argument: The Court has assessed the objective reasonableness of alleged civil liberties deprivations by law enforcement personnel for more than a century. The Court has applied the objective reasonableness test to excessive force cases. The Court’s reasoning in support of the objective reasonableness test is equally applicable to cases involving pretrial detainees.