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Qualified Immunity Front and Center

Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq.

Excellent WSJ article below on qualified immunity by Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall. Well-rounded, and evenhanded. Hard to find that out there.

Do note the quotation in the final sentence re de facto non-liability for police entities – it is not necessarily true. As a statement of law, it is absolutely not true. As a statement of reality, at least the quote has a leg to stand on, but it is by no means whatsoever a truth. One can still prove Monell (governmental) liability, should the Constitution have been violated.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/immunity-doctrine-often-shields-police-from-lawsuits-11591720435?emailToken=e719d2f16930bdc56dbd3a5266dee41aiGY/nn+Fm67uzJmiRh4Bl0FnHB29wIJyFwnEzYa1QATYVXOz1hIzZILaj1JVc88xUiy57p9q2ftDQ5pANna3fvmW+zxZ+2h2vae8SIINAzoo5oN9SggAHqjLpBCbu1TL&reflink=article_email_share