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Civil Rights Groups to Congress: End QI

On July 7, a coalition of 29 prominent civil rights groups wrote a letter calling on Congress to end qualified immunity. The group includes the ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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Judge Grants QI to William Barr

On Monday, June 21, a federal judge granted qualified immunity to former Attorney General William Barr and other officials.

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Ben & Jerry Support LD 214

Qualified immunity is in the hot seat in Maine. This week, the Maine Legislature held a public hearing on a bill that would abolish the court-created loophole. The bill is called LD 214. It’s also known as An Act to Eliminate Qualified Immunity for Police Officers.

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End QI Bill in West Virginia

Republican lawmaker Chris Pritt has unveiled a bill that would end qualified immunity (QI) in West Virginia.

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ACLU Speaks Out Against QI

The ACLU speaks out against qualified immunity (QI.) The renowned civil liberties organization is putting pressure on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. They want the court to reconsider its decision to grant QI to the officers involved in Gabriel Olivas’ death.

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Latest QI News

Qualified immunity continues to make news nationwide. Here is the latest roundup.

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Ending Qualified Immunity Act Reintroduced

Representative Ayanna Pressley, along with Senate cosponsors Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Ed Markey, will reintroduce the Ending Qualified Immunity Act

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NYT: QI at the Center of Debate Over Policing

The New York Times recently published a piece that explores how qualified immunity has come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

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Reuters Series Offers Deep Dive Into QI

In Shielded, Reuters provides an eye-opening look at qualified immunity. This multipart investigation explores how “the criticism that qualified immunity denies justice to victims of police brutality is well-founded.”