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Qualified Immunity Developments: Not Much Hope Left For Plaintiffs

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Featured 

Scales & Gavel

This Article highlights important developments in the qualified immunity defense to Section 1983 claims. The focus is on recent Supreme Court decisions and the fallout from such decisions in the lower courts.

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Municipal Liability and Liability of Supervisors: Litigation Significance of Recent Trends And Developments

By   /  January 14, 2013  /  Civil Rights, Featured, Municipal Law 

City Hall

The purpose of this presentation is to examine two recent Supreme Court decisions, Connick v. Thompson and Ashcroft v. Iqbal with an eye to their impact on how lower federal courts will assess such claims in the wake of new constraints imposed by these cases.

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Qualified Immunity: Further Developments in the Post-Pearson Era

By   /  June 1, 2011  /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law 

Gavel with Book

There are still many cases where the courts will find that official conduct violates a clearly established constitutional right. Some of these cases are relatively non-controversial, presenting situations that encompass fairly obvious constitutional wrongdoing.

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