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Monday’s decision in City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan, in which the Court held that two police officers who shot a mentally disabled woman whom they were trying to arrest are entitled to qualified immunity, continues to garner commentary. At Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Leslie Shoebotham argues that the Court’s dismissal of the first question presented in the case, about whether the Americans with Disabilities Act required the officers to provide accommodations in scenarios like this, left “San Francisco in the position of having secured what had to be . . . an incredibly embarrassing win.” Lisa Soronen analyzes the decision at the Appellate Practice Blog, predicting that “the Court is likely to again hear a case involving the question of whether and when the ADA applies to arrests.” And at PrawfsBlawg, Richard Re weighs in on some of the decision’s “unexpected aspects.” At The Economist’s Democracy in America Blog, Steven Mazie discusses the Court’s decision in Comptroller v. Wynne, striking down a portion of Maryland’s personal income tax scheme; he suggests that it “shows the justices hard at work at the job they were nominated and confirmed to do: interpreting and applying the constitution of the United States.”

Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (May. 21, 2015, 10:55 AM),