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Support the Reforming Qualified Immunity Act, S. 4036

On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to co-sponsor the Reforming Qualified Immunity Act, S. 4036. Introduced by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), the Reforming Qualified Immunity Act would restore the original intent of 42 U.S.C. 1983 and clarifies the judicial doctrine of qualified immunity created by the Supreme Court.

06/23/2020
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FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Sen. Braun’s Reforming Qualified Immunity Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the introduction of Sen. Mike Braun’s (R-Ind.) Reforming Qualified Immunity Act, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks’ Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

06/23/2020
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How the Supreme Court Legislated from the Bench to Create Qualified Immunity for Government Officials

The Supreme Court may soon decide whether to accept several cases related to qualified immunity, a purely legal doctrine with no basis in federal statute that shields federal, state, and local officials who claim a “good faith” defense from civil actions in federal court when an individual’s rights are violated. Although police officers most often cited as examples of government officials who receive qualified immunity, it may apply to any government official.

06/02/2020