Appeals

What is qualified immunity?

What is qualified immunity?

In District of Columbia v. Wesby, 15-145, the Supreme Court revisited the legal doctrine of qualified immunity, which shields police officers when their conduct does not violate a citizen's clearly established rights. In theory, it leaves liable only the plainly incompetent and those who knowingly violate the law. In practice, it's a bit more complicated.

Harvis & Fett Files Amicus Brief in Second Circuit expungement case U.S. v. Doe

Harvis & Fett Files Amicus Brief in Second Circuit expungement case U.S. v. Doe

Harvis & Fett filed a brief on behalf of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York as amicus curiae in support of Judge Gleeson's decision to expunge the criminal record of a federal convict.