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Representative Matt Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend granted immunity in sex trafficking probe

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Prosecutors granted immunity to an ex-girlfriend of Representative Matt Gaetz before she testified last week in front of a federal grand jury hearing evidence in the investigation of the congressman, according to a source familiar with the matter. Gaetz......

Representative Matt Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend granted immunity in sex trafficking probe

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Prosecutors granted immunity to an ex-girlfriend of Representative Matt Gaetz before she testified last week in front of a federal grand jury hearing evidence in the investigation of the congressman, according to a source familiar with the matter. Gaetz......

Trump claims absolute immunity in attempt to toss January 6 suits from Democrats, Capitol Police officers

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump argued Monday that he is entitled to broad immunity from civil lawsuits attempting to hold him accountable for his role in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, as they......

Qualified immunity: Police accountability is important

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY As a matter of fundamental fairness, people who have been victimized and abused deserve to have their day in civil court. But because of the doctrine of qualified immunity, government workers, including law enforcement, are largely shielded from civil liability. ......

KKK Act could bring justice in Jan. 6 attack, qualified immunity cases

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY “I don’t like lawyers that sue for money.” That is what a woman recently told Anya Bidwell, an attorney at the Institute for Justice, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to government accountability and upholding the Constitution.  America has......

Howard University Law Prof. Tiffany Wright on origins of qualified immunity

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY The legal doctrine of qualified immunity is an anomaly within the law because ignorance isn’t typically a defense for everyday people.        Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n......

Illinois task force looking at changing ‘qualified immunity’ stalls on recommendations

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Greg Bishop | The Center Square A task force with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority stalled out in trying to advance proposals to the General Assembly on whether people can bring lawsuits against individual police. The ICJIA’s Task......

A Claim of Herd Immunity Reignites Debate Over U.K. Covid Policy

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — In the four months since Prime Minister Boris Johnson took a gamble by lifting virtually all of England’s coronavirus restrictions, his country has settled into a disquieting new normal: more than 40,000 new cases a day......

GOP embraces natural immunity as substitute for COVID-19 vaccines

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Tallahassee, Fla. – Republicans fighting President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandates are wielding a new weapon against the White House rules: natural immunity. They contend that people who have recovered from the virus have enough immunity and antibodies to......

Gottlieb predicts

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Gottlieb predicts “broad immunity” among children as more get vaccinated – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the “brisk” pace of vaccinations among 5- to 11-year-olds should lead to “broad immunity” from COVID-19. Be the first......

COVID’s impact on immunocompromised adults

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here COVID’s impact on immunocompromised adults – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Colin Powell died of complications from COVID-19 while he was fighting a rare blood cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Jonathan Viglotti shares the story of a man who knows......

Texas officials jailed me to silence me. Qualified immunity is immoral.

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Coming from a law enforcement family, I never had issues with police in my life – not even a traffic ticket. As the first Hispanic woman elected to the City Council of Castle Hills, Texas, and having lived here for 20 years, my campaign issue was fair treatment for everyone, not just the......

Qualified immunity, supreme court, police reform: How it affects you

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Most people believe that if someone violates their constitutional rights, they have a right to sue.  But that’s often not true. If the person they’re looking to sue is a public official, particularly a public safety official, it could be nearly......

In 19th-Century Gibraltar, Survivors of a Deadly Virus Used ‘Fever Passes’ to Prove Their Immunity

Smithsonian
Survivors received “fever passes” that certified their immunity, allowing them increased freedom of movement at a time when a substantial portion of the population was being held under strict quarantine. Photo illustration by Meilan Solly / Photos via Wikimedia Commons, courtesy of Lawrence Sawchuk and Lianne Tripp In August 1804,......

Supreme Court justices, time to end judge-invented qualified immunity

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Even before bipartisan Senate negotiations on advancing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act recently broke down after months of negotiations, a key reform of police accountability was off the table: qualified immunity. The judge-invented notion protects police......

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