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Should federal officers get immunity for lies and beatings? SCOTUS is asked to decide

September 14, 2021


Three cert petitions ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal law enforcement officers and those who serve with them on joint task forces were not entitled to absolute immunity for violating constitutional rights of three people.

The Institute for Justice is asking the court to overturn decisions granting absolute immunity to a federally deputized St. Paul, Minnesota, police officer; to an agent with the Department of Homeland Security; and to federal police in a Veterans Affairs hospital, according to a press release. Two of the cert petitions were filed in August.

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