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The NAACP Legal Defense Fund condemns qualified immunity (QI) in a new op-ed for USA Today. The civil rights organization addresses how courts have created “serious barriers to accountability and fairness” because of 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.