Immunizations

  • ABC not immune from pressures: Labor

    It's not only commercial news organisations and broadcasters feeling the heat from emerging platforms like Facebook and Google, Labor claims.The party has...


  • The Case Against Qualified Immunity, Part I

    Qualified immunity shields police officers and other government officials from liability in damages actions unless they violated "clearly established law." Although the Supreme Court has long described qualified immunity as a powerful protection for "all but the plainly incompetent or those who knowingly violate the law," the Roberts Court has made qualified immunity's shield stronger than ever.

    The Court's opinions make clear that plaintiffs can defeat qualified immunity only if her circuit or...


  • The Case Against Qualified Immunity, Part V

    My posts this week, based on a forthcoming article excerpted here, have made several arguments against qualified immunity. The Supreme Court created qualified immunity based on a misunderstanding of common law defenses in place when Section 1983 became law. The Court has justified its dramatic expansion of qualified immunity in the name of policy aims that the doctrine does not actually advance. The Court's qualified immunity jurisprudence hinders government accountability and inhibits the...