Seminar ID: 110387

Attempts to End Qualified Immunity

Attempts to End Qualified Immunity

Review this front burner topic under Section 1983.

The qualified immunity defense is under attack from the left and the right. In articles, symposia, and amicus briefs, liberal law professors, the ACLU, plaintiffs’ public interest law groups, and even the libertarian Cato Institute, have identified perceived deficiencies in the defense and called for its elimination. This white paper reviews recent case law involving this topic and the outcomes.