FIRE Op-Ed in USA Today Against Qualified Immunity for Public University Administrators
It’s here, by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s Greg Lukianoff & Adam Goldstein. An excerpt:
Have you ever wondered why, despite strong First Amendment protections, students and professors still get punished for exercising their free speech on American campuses? The answer is the doctrine of qualified immunity, and it is time for courts to restrain that doctrine.
Qualified immunity was invented to protect public employees from being unfairly sued for doing their job in good faith. It was intended to be applied in situations where a government employee such as a police officer has to make a split-second decision and couldn’t be expected to know they w
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