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  1. SCOTUS: QI immunity granted where there was arguable PC on the totality for arrests and no case in point saying there wasn’t

    Law Offices of John Wesley HallJohn Wesley HallJanuary 24, 2018

    (a) As relevant here, officers are entitled to qualified immunity under 42 U.S. C. §1983 unless the unlawfulness of their conduct was “clearly established at the time,” Reichle v. Howards, 566 U.S. 658, 664. To be clearly established, a legal principle must be “settled law,” Hunter v. Bryant, 502 U.S. 224, 228, and it must clearly prohibit the officer’s conduct in the particular circumstances before him, see Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194, 202. In the warrantless arrest context, “a body of relevant case law” is usually necessary to “‘clearly establish’ the answer” with respect to probable cause.