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U.S. Supreme Court Cites Restatement of Torts

In Torres v. Madrid, the U.S. Supreme Court held that “the application of physical force to the body of a person with intent to restrain is a seizure even if the person does not submit and is not subdued,” and cited the Restatement of the Law, Torts, in reasoning that the common law considered the mere touching of an arrestee to be a seizure by force.