Sandra Bland And The “Lawful Order” ConundrumPosted: July 23, 2015 Filed under: General Law Leave a comment
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.