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Incarcerated Gang Members See Civil Rights Appeal Tossed Out

A California federal court will re-examine an order extending a settlement between the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and gang-affiliated inmates, because the ruling magistrate judge lacked authority to enter a final extension order, the Ninth Circuit decided Monday.

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Qualified Immunity: Origins of a Police Liability Shield

The legal doctrine of qualified immunity shields public officials from civil liability. It was created by the U.S. Supreme Court and is in the spotlight with the national debate over police accountability.

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