The United States Supreme Court appears to be on a mission to curb civil rights lawsuits against law enforcement officers, and appears to believe qualified immunity is the means of achieving its goal.
Scholars report that qualified immunity motions are raised frequently by defendants, are granted frequently by courts, and often result in the dismissal of cases.
The widespread assumption that qualified immunity provides powerful protection for government officials belies how little we know about the role qualified immunity plays in the litigation of constitutional claims.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn reportedly is willing to testify before the FBI and congressional committees investigating Russia's meddling in last year's presidential election but only if he gets immunity from prosecution.
com/trump-russia-update-former-nsa-michael-flynn-seeking-immunity-testimony-2518449) Former NSA Michael Flynn Seeking Immunity For Testimony
A grant of immunity would prevent Flynn from being prosecuted and put him in a position to enlighten investigators on whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives, something President Donald Trump has denied.
Leila de Lima seeking clarification on whether President Duterte's immunity from suit applies in a writ of habeas data.
She said that her petition was meant to test the President's immunity from suit.
22, Calida asked the court to dismiss the petition, declaring that the President's immunity from suit was absolute.
One such obstacle is the concept of sovereign immunity.
While sovereign immunity does at times prevent recovery, it does not automatically bar all claims against government entities and agencies.
Israel rejects the argument raised by the United Nations, whereby a person who assists an internationally recognized terrorist organization such as Hamas enjoys immunity because of the very simple reason that those who support terror cannot hide behind the claim of immunity," the Foreign Ministry said.
Just yesterday a letter was suddenly received from the UN claiming immunity of the suspect.
Foreign Government Official Immunity and the Jus cogens
protections of sovereign immunity for acts that violate jus cogens