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Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | Back issues
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Against qualified immunity

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal court in Mississippi denied a detective’s bid for qualified immunity in this lawsuit brought by a man who spent two years in prison for capital murder before he was declared innocent of the crime after an informant recanted his testimony. In an opinion unusually critical of the doctrine of qualified immunity, the court details why “the doctrine should come to its overdue end.”

Read the ruling here.

Categories / Briefs, Civil Rights, Criminal, Government, Uncategorized

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