The fight against government officials who misbehave, then claim 'immunity'

February 24, 2024
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World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

There's a doctrine in America, not found in the Constitution but simply created by courts, to grant immunity to government officials for some events for which they otherwise could face liability.

It was used when "Sylvia Gonzalez spent a day in jail because her political opponents wanted to teach the then-72-year-old grandmother and city councilwoman a lesson. The mayor and police chief of Castle Hills, Texas, used trumped-up charges to jail Sylvia in retaliation for speech critical of another local government official. The charges were later dropped," reports the Institute for Justice.

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