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Massachusetts Public Worker Loses $1.5 Million Pension for Crime

A longtime Massachusetts state and municipal worker who forfeited a pension worth more than $1.5 million after pleading guilty to job-related crimes lost his lawsuit claiming the forfeiture was an unconstitutional excessive fine, according to a state appeals court ruling.

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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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