David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

SCOTUSBlog Reviews Joanna Schwartz’s Scholarship on Qualified Immunity

An article in SCOTUSBlog reviewed the scholarship of Professor Joanna Schwartz on qualified immunity, which bars constitutional claims against public officials unless they were found to have violated clearly established law, and which the Supreme Court has been asked to address in the case, District of Columbia v. Wesby.  The article points to both a 2014 article by Schwartz, Policing Indemnification, as well as her forthcoming article in the Yale Law Journal, How Qualified Immunity Fails.

Schwartz’s recent articles provide important new evidence about the costs and benefits of qualified immunity that could influence the court’s jurisprudence on qualified immunity in Wesby and future cases,” the reviewer stated.

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