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Word of the day: Misdemeanant

As in:

"I write to express my view that the Fourth Amendment forbids an officer from discharging repeated bursts of electricity into an already handcuffed misdemeanant--who is sitting still beside a rural road and unwilling to move--simply to goad him into standing up." So begins the dissent from a non-precedential ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued yesterday.

Source: How Appealing#030233

And that’s the dissent, folks.