Cullen Seltzer

Cullen Seltzer

Sands Anderson PC

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Police Shooting of Unarmed Suspect Who Threatened with Fake Gun Deemed Reasonable

Police Officers are often faced with unimaginable circumstances that most of society runs away from. However, police officers took the oath to protect and serve, and to run towards that danger. Sometimes, running towards...more

9/1/2015 - Excessive Force Law Enforcement Qualified Immunity

Kingsley v. Hendrickson: Excessive Force is in the Eye of the Objective Beholder

The Supreme Court of the United States, in Kingsley v. Hendrickson, waded into the metaphysical discussion of what plaintiffs must prove about corrections officers’ state of mind in a lawsuit alleging the officers used...more

6/24/2015 - Detainees Due Process Excessive Force Jury Instructions Kingsley v Hendrickson Law Enforcement Objectively Unreasonable Standard SCOTUS

Signs Signs, Everywhere a Sign: U.S. Supreme Court Decides Reed v. Town of Gilbert

The Supreme Court of the United States handed down today an important First Amendment case concerning governments’ ability to regulate commonly displayed informational signs.  In Reed v. Town of Gilbert,...more

6/24/2015 - Churches Compelling Governmental Interest Content-Neutral First Amendment Fourteenth Amendment Local Ordinance Reed v Town of Gilbert SCOTUS Signs Strict Scrutiny Standard Zoning Laws

US Supreme Court Clarifies Appellate Rights in Multi-District Litigation Proceedings

In Gelboim v. Bank of America, the Supreme Court of the United States clarified the appellate rights of litigants in Multi-District Litigation. The Court's ruling in January expands the availability of appeal as an option to...more

2/23/2015 - Appeals Bank of America Banks Complex Litigation Gelboim v Bank of America Libor Multidistrict Litigation SCOTUS

T-Mobile South, LLC v. City of Roswell – Contemporaneous Reasons Needed for Denying Cell Towers

On January 14, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in T-Mobile South, LLC v. City of Roswell. At issue was the breadth of the requirement in 47 U.S.C. § 332(c)(7)(B)(iii) of the Telecommunications...more

1/16/2015 - Cell Towers Municipalities Operational Permits SCOTUS Substantial Evidence Standard T-Mobile T-Mobile South v City of Roswell Telecommunications Act of 1996

Town of Greece v. Galloway: U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Legislative Prayer and the Establishment Clause

Today, the Court handed down its ruling in Town of Greece. In a sweeping ruling, the Court upheld the local government’s religious invocations in a 5-4 decision. The ruling pretty dramatically and explicitly broadens the...more

5/6/2014 - Establishment Clause First Amendment Prayer Public Schools SCOTUS

Black Swan interns are employees, not trainees

Summer brings an annual invasion, in thousands of businesses and in nearly every line of work, of a horde of talented, eager new interns. They’re eager to pad resumes and make contacts. Their new bosses are glad to impart...more

6/24/2013 - FLSA Internships Training Unpaid Interns Wages

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