Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 3:51 pm
When can the federal government be sued when a law enforcement officer intentionally injures or harms someone? Apparently, any time the officer is acting within the scope of his or her employment.
That was the answer Justice Clarence Thomas gave when he wrote today's opinion for a unanimous court in Millbrook v. United States.
It was a real "James Bond moment," witness Francis Emond tells CNN.
And just like in the movies, the bad guys have been tracked down and brought to justice.
Colorado’s governor and legislature quietly agreed last year to pay millions to a private prison company for cells the state would not need.