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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CICIG and the Attorney General's Office fought back by ordering Judge Moto to be stripped of his prosecutorial immunity so that he could be investigated for prevarication and obstruction of justice.
Given the principle -- which itself should be reconsidered -- of prosecutorial immunity, we have a criminal justice system with too many opportunities for generating defendants, too few inhibitions on prosecutors, and ongoing corrosion of the rule and morality of law.
Part II will examine the Supreme Court's case law on prosecutorial immunity and municipal liability--precedent that ultimately shaped the Connick decision.
In November 2011, the Journal hosted a symposium on prosecutorial immunity at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
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.
183) This section will briefly describe the principal theories and will then consider the chief obstacle to recovery under those theories--the defense of prosecutorial immunity.
Those writers appropriated assertions about the use of executive power to defend prosecutorial immunity for anyone allegedly acting to protect the nation.
qualified prosecutorial immunity would be sufficient to preserve the
Van de Kamp and Livesay did precisely that, moving to dismiss based on absolute prosecutorial immunity.