Just your daily reminder of how fucked up qualified immunity is. Here is an excerpt from a recent Fifth Circuit ruling regarding Trent Taylor.
Link to full ruling (PDF): https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-1261_bq7c.pdf
“Because the cell lacked a bunk, and because Taylor was confined without clothing, he was left to sleep naked in sewage. The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit properly held that such conditions of confinement violate the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. But, based on its assessment that “[t]he law wasn’t clearly established” that “prisoners couldn’t be housed in cells teeming with human waste” “for only six days,” the court concluded that the prison officials responsible for Taylor’s confinement did not have “‘fair warning’ that their specific acts were unconstitutional.” 946 F. 3d, at 222 (quoting Hope v. Pelzer, 536 U. S. 730, 741 (2002)). The Fifth Circuit erred in granting the officers qualified immunity on this basis.”
Edit: This is a Supreme Court Ruling, not a Fifth Circuit ruling.
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