Tag: personal accountability
Small Steps in Piercing the Government Veil
Government bureaucrats enjoy many benefits at taxpayer expense. One of those benefits is qualified immunity (or executive immunity), which exempts them from civil lawsuits for misdeeds on the job. Think of qualified immunity as serving as a protective veil for bureaucrats. It empowers government officials to engage in unethical behavior they otherwise would not....
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George Floyd, Qualified Immunity, and the Quest for Justice
Crooked cops, politicians and bureaucrats share a common trait. All hide behind the protective veil of qualified immunity or executive immunity. Under qualified immunity, a cockamamie legal doctrine not found anywhere in the Constitution and that was cooked up back in 1967 by the Supreme Court under Earl Warren, officials at all levels of...
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Dealing with Mistakes: Government Action versus Private Action
Government can hardly ever do just one thing. Its action has repercussions, and these repercussions have repercussions, and so forth. Even when the government’s initial action may seem compassionate or productive, it is highly unlike that the repercussions will prove likewise. Of course, private action also has repercussions, some of which may be unpleasant...
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