Law Professors Letter to Congress: End Qualified Immunity

“This is an unprecedented moment in the history of our country, and decisive action must be taken to restore faith in government and the police.”

So begins a letter signed by more than 300 law professors urging Congress to abolish qualified immunity. The effort is led by Joanna Schwartz, a professor at UCLA and the nation’s foremost legal scholar on QI.

“Our . . . primary goal is to ensure that plaintiffs whose constitutional rights have been violated will get redress,” Karen M. Blum, a professor at Suffolk University Law School who also signed onto the law professors letter, recently told Business Insider. “Going forward, officers and citizens will have more clarity . . . as to what conduct is unconstitutional, and hopefully, that knowledge will prevent some officers from engaging in that conduct.”

Read the full Business Insider article here.

Read the law professors’ letter here.