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Section Newsletter Articles on Immunity

When a private individual can claim qualified immunity—A look at Filarsky v. Delia By Lisle A. Stalter Federal Civil Practice, June 2012 On April 17th of this year, the United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, extended qualified immunity protections to a private individual hired by the government.
Case analysis—Hope v. Pelzer By Yvonne M. Kato Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, May 2003 This past summer, the Supreme Court issued another decision in the long line of cases involving qualified immunity defenses and section 1983 suits.