June 22, 2020 Practice Points

Fourth Circuit Judge Criticizes Qualified Immunity Doctrine

Circuit Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. of the Fourth Circuit has criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's doctrine of qualified immunity,

By Sanford Hausler

Circuit Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. of the Fourth Circuit has criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's doctrine of qualified immunity, which protects government officials, including police officers, from liability for constitutional violations against individuals unless such violations are "clearly established."

Sanford Hausler is an appellate attorney with Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP in New York, New York.


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