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Discussion Questions - Scott v. Harris

Use the discussion questions to help form your opinion on the case.

  1. Was the chase – and its outcome – a consequence of Harris breaking the law or did police use excessive force to end the chase?
  2. Did the police exceed the limits of the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable seizure?
  3. Two lower courts disagreed on the key issue. The Supreme Court determined the final outcome. How would you decide?