Sandra Bland And The “Lawful Order” Conundrum

Writing in connection with the Sandra Bland controversy, Orin Kerr has this interesting post over at The Volokh Conspiracy about a citizen’s obligation to comply with a police officer’s orders, for example during a traffic stop.  A citizen must comply with a lawful order but not an unlawful one.  The conundrum? How the heck does a citizen know whether an order is lawful or not?

UPDATE: (7/24/15) Orin Kerr has a follow-up post on this issue.



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