use immunity

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Noun1.use immunity - an exemption that displaces the privilege against self-incrimination; neither compelled testimony or any fruits of it can be used against the witness who therefore can no longer fear self-incrimination
granting immunity, exemption, immunity - an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
transactional immunity - a broader form of use immunity that also protects the witness from any prosecution brought about relating to transactions to which they gave testimony
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Part II will examine the Supreme Court's case law on prosecutorial immunity and municipal liability--precedent that ultimately shaped the Connick decision.
In the past three years, we have witnessed what may be the most significant series of cases on prosecutorial immunity under Title 42 U.
The Supreme Court held that absolute prosecutorial immunity leaves a "wronged defendant without civil redress against a prosecutor.
When Nelles' case came to the Ontario courts, the issue of prosecutorial immunity arose.
The prosecution officials also contended that they were protected by prosecutorial immunity.
Those writers appropriated assertions about the use of executive power to defend prosecutorial immunity for anyone allegedly acting to protect the nation.
They think that, whatever they have done, they can be protected by prosecutorial immunity.
In denying the prosecutor's request, the Supreme Court revisited its earlier decisions concerning prosecutorial immunity and concluded that the act of swearing to a probable cause statement is for a witness, such as an investigating officer, and not an exercise of an advocate's professional judgment.
Between Imbler and Kalina were three other High Court decisions concerning prosecutorial immunity.
But Ginsburg also said it might cause Starr to be less willing to offer Lewinsky full prosecutorial immunity, because her testimony would become less critical to the case.
McGhee (whether prosecutorial immunity should apply for deliberately framing suspects) Shady Grove v.
On May 7, a special commission appointed by the Asamblea Nacional (AN) voted to strip Judge Benavides of his prosecutorial immunity so that he could be investigated for corruption.