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.