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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The4th Circuit found Mosby's decision to bring charges fell under the umbrella of absolute prosecutorial immunity and the defamation claims were barred by the Maryland Tort Claims Act because she was a state employee acting within the scope of her employment.
Smith threw out Richardson's malicious prosecution claims against the state, holding that absolute prosecutorial immunity shields the attorney general from suit.
The District Court determined that plaintiff's claim was barred by absolute prosecutorial immunity.
The "scant record" provided by the complaint left Gibney unable to resolve whether Watson was entitled to prosecutorial immunity.
Olsen, 2013) that prosecutorial immunity provides incentives for prosecutors to violate the Supreme Court's Brady ruling (1963).
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.
Johns, Unsupportable and Unjustified: A Critique of Absolute Prosecutorial Immunity, 80 FORDHAM L.
But as discussed below, many knowledgeable commentators have pointed out that prosecutorial immunity from civil liability provides an additional incentive for prosecutors to play fast and loose with their ethical obligations.
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.
Diaz, arguing that a federal prosecutor did not have prosecutorial immunity for illegally disclosing confidential financial data of an ex-Mississippi Supreme Court Justice.
We have immunity, full blown, absolute, prosecutorial immunity. And then we look to see Pottawattamie, (64) which is probably the most interesting case.