official immunity

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Noun1.official immunity - personal immunity accorded to a public official from liability to anyone injured by actions that are the consequence of exerting official authority
granting immunity, exemption, immunity - an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
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In his opening statement, their attorney characterized official immunity as a means of preventing "the already slack criteria for inferring a private cause of action from a constitutionally protected right" from being "stretch[ed] completely out of shape." (177) Consequently, the arc of the Court's jurisprudence implies a separation-of-powers connection between Bivens and Harlow, and the defendants' argument corroborates this connection.
The district court granted summary judgment to defendant, ruling he did not use excessive force and was entitled to official immunity.
The defendants claimed that because the ambulance was on an emergency run, Capps was entitled to official immunity. Smith said the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, however, stated that the ambulance was not on an emergency run.
While sovereign immunity protects states from suits, official immunity applies to individual government officials, such as current and former heads of state.
17 ruling, declining to apply blanket sovereign and public official immunity. A pretrial conference is scheduled for December with a civil trial set for January, according to electronic court records.
of the sovereign." Ingrid Wuerth, Foreign Official Immunity
The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its ruling in an application by disgraced former attorney-general Rikkos Erotokritou for release from jail on the grounds of a provision in the criminal that grants court official immunity from prosecution.
The US Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari to question whether Samantar erred 'in creating a new categorical judicial exception to foreign official immunity from civil suits alleging violation of jus cogens norms' on 9 March 2015.
During the call, the minister said that the Ministry of Interior will not grant any member or official immunity from wrongdoings.

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