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Is the Supreme Court Beginning to Curtail Qualified Immunity?

By Jay Schweikert, Clark Neily, and Caleb O. Brown

The Supreme Court created and has long supported a tortured reading of federal law that helps public officials escape accountability for violating your rights. That may be changing in a small way. Still, Clark Neily and Jay Schweikert argue that qualified immunity will continue to protect malicious public officials until lawmakers step in to fix it.

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Thomas A. Berry

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Trevor Burrus

Research Fellow, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies

Will Duffield

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Matthew Feeney

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Gene Healy

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Robert A. Levy


Clark Neily
Vice President for Criminal Justice
Walter Olson

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Roger Pilon

B. Kenneth Simon Chair, Constitutional Studies

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Ilya Shapiro

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Jay Schweikert

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Todd Zywicki

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