Tag: congress


Erwin Chemerinsky: States Can “Rein In the Police”

Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the School of Law at the University of Berkeley, discusses how states can “rein in the police” after both Congress and the Supreme Court failed to act.


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.


Nonprofits to Congress: End QI

A group of 17 nonprofits, including the Campaign to End Qualified Immunity, wrote an open letter to Congress. This letter demands greater government accountability.


PBS News Hour on George Floyd Act

PBS News Hour takes a look at the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives on March 3, now heads to the Senate for debate.


House Passed Police Reform Bill

Late on March 3rd, the House of Representatives passed a police reform package. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, passed by the House, would end qualified immunity if signed into law.


House Dems Reintroduce George Floyd Act

CNN reports that House Democrats have reintroduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

Rolling Stone

Artists Support Ending QI

More than 450 performing artists released an open letter to Congress in support of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a bill that names ending qualified immunity (QI) in its mandate. The sweeping police-reform bill targets no-knock warrants and chokeholds in addition to QI.


Law Professors Letter to Congress: End Qualified Immunity

300 law professors signed onto a letter urging Congress to abolish qualified immunity.