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Fla. Man, City To Spar Over Retaliatory Arrest In High Court

By Carolina Bolado (February 23, 2018, 8:24 PM EST) -- When Fane Lozman — houseboat owner, activist and thorn in the side of Riviera Beach, Florida's city government — makes his second trip to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, he'll argue that the city arrested him because of his vocal opposition to a marina development plan, in a case that will have the justices tackle whether probable cause for an arrest eclipses any claims of retaliatory arrest.

It's a case that has pit government entities — arguing for a check on litigation over lawful arrests — against activists who say the Eleventh Circuit's ruling against Lozman gives law enforcement broad...

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