Justice Thomas Dissects Qualified Immunity

Eugene Volokh summarizes, “He views the doctrine as likely not authorized by the text of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, or the legal principles that it may have implicitly absorbed; instead, he argues, it was created it just ‘because of a “balancing of competing values” about litigation costs and efficiency.'”

The Institute for Justice is disappointed: “Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Cases Challenging Qualified Immunity.”

Jay Schweikert’s take: “The Supreme Court’s Dereliction of Duty on Qualified Immunity.”


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