Case: Individual Employment Rights/Defamation (6th Cir.)

Sept. 4, 2020, 5:23 PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Debra Haaland won’t have to face the defamation claims of ten unidentified minor students from Covington Catholic High School, a private school in Kentucky, who allege that the lawmakers committed libel against them by issuing tweets in response to a widely-publicized incident at the Lincoln Memorial, after the students had attended an anti-abortion protest, the Sixth Circuit affirmed. A federal district court properly concluded the students’ claims are barred by sovereign immunity based on the Federal Tort Claims Act as amended by the Westfall Act, because the members of Congress were employees or officers of ...

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