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Originally posted by Dianec
This doesn't go past page 1 for me. It could have been made by anyone. It's on a site called scribb? Never heard of it.
By its terms, Section 1983 imposes liability without defense on state and local officials who, acting under color of law in their individual capacity, deprive plaintiffs of rights created by the Constitution and federal law. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court, drawing on common law, created absolute immunity from liability for some government officials and qualified immunity for others. Absolute and qualified immunity were developed to protect officials from lawsuits for actions relating to their official duties. The Court explained the underlying rationale for immunity:
Absolute immunity bars any action against officials in the conduct of their office even for actions taken maliciously or in bad faith. Absolute immunity focuses on the governmental function being performed and the nature of the responsibilities of the official, not on the specific action taken./130/ In deciding whether officials performing a particular function are entitled to absolute immunity, courts generally look for a historical or common-law basis for the immunity in question./131/ With one exception, absolute immunity is restricted to those persons performing judicial or legislative functions.
Originally posted by aboveandbelow
reply to post by MidnightTide
A massive divestment and boycott campaign must be taken against the offending corporations. Alternative telecoms must be established for free and private communication.