Runtime: 1 hour, 4 minutes Recorded: November 10, 2020
The doctrine of qualified immunity has been controversial for years, but debate about this doctrine has reached new heights in 2020 influenced in part by the untimely and highly publicized deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. On August 3, 2020, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 301A which "Urges governments to enact legislation to eliminate or substantially curtail the defense of qualified immunity in civil actions brought against law enforcement officers and Resolution 116A, which "encourages the collection of records and data on use of deadly force, another flashpoint in the national debate over police brutality and racial injustice." In light of these resolutions, the future of this doctrine is unclear.
This seminar will discuss the history of qualified immunity, how it has influenced recent litigation involving police departments, its future considering proposed changes to policing in our country, and its impact on social justice. Whether you litigate cases involving 1983 claims, defend police officers and municipalities, represent aggrieved parties, or just have a passion for social justice, you don't want to miss this discussion about one of the most controversial litigation doctrines in American history.
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