Corpus ID: 55603419

Cross-Examining Film

  title={Cross-Examining Film},
  author={Jessica M. Silbey},
  journal={University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class},
  • Jessica M. Silbey
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class
  • The Supreme Court decision in Scott v. Harris holds that a Georgia police officer did not violate a fleeing suspect's Fourth Amendment rights when he caused the suspect's car to crash. The court's decision relies almost entirely on the filmed version of the high-speed police chase taken from a "dash-cam," a video camera mounted on the dashboard of the pursuing police cruiser. The Supreme Court said that in light of the contrary stories told by the opposing parties to the lawsuit, the only story… CONTINUE READING
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