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Professor Macfarlane Cited in Supreme Court Amici Brief in Support of Qualified Immunity Petition for Certiorari

May 01, 2019

Professor Macfarlane Cited in Supreme Court Amici Brief in Support of Qualified Immunity Petition for Certiorari

A pending petition for certiorari in I.B. v. Woodard asks the Supreme Court to reconsider its qualified immunity jurisprudence in a case involving the strip search of a four-year old child. Amici curiae, including the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the ACLU, the MacArthur Justice Center, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Second Amendment Foundation, cite Professor Macfarlane’s 2018 Utah Law Review article “Accelerated Civil Rights Settlements in the Shadow of Section 1983” in their brief. The brief also cites recent law review articles by leading qualified immunity scholars William Baude and Joanna C. Schwartz, and is available here.