Congress must reopen the courts to people whose rights are violated by police

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from The Washington Post,

…plaintiffs face difficult odds, in large part because the Supreme Court has interpreted the law to include a “qualified immunity” from suit, which effectively shields many police officers.

There is a valid concern behind qualified immunity: to prevent frivolous lawsuits from unduly burdening police (and other civil servants) in the normal performance of their difficult and necessary duties. Yet balancing those interests is a policy judgment for the legislative branch

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