Brief filed: 07/11/2018
Allah v. Milling
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 17-8654
Decision below 876 F.3d 48 (2nd Cir. Nov. 22, 2017)
Qualified immunity regularly denies justice to those deprived of federally guaranteed rights. Official misconduct is a pressing public concern, and Section 1983 liability is often the law’s only mechanism for remedying it. Qualified immunity regularly excuses law enforcement for unconstitutional misconduct. Qualified immunity imposes prohibitive and unjustified costs on civil-rights litigants. Qualified immunity harms law enforcement officials by eroding public trust and undermining the rule of law.
Catherine E. Stetson, Nicholas S. Brod, and Kyle Druding, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, DC; Jeffrey T. Green, NACDL, Washington, DC.