Legislative Immunity

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Public Employees Ruled Immune From Liability When Acting In Legislative Or Discretionary Capacity, Even If Fraud, Corruption, Or...

After landowners spent three years securing planning commission approval for a proposed senior living facility project, the city council rejected the project in the face of community opposition. The landowners sued, alleging...more

Does ‘Speech or Debate’ Trump the Right to Defend Oneself in Court?

On February 5, 2013, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives filed a brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to hold that U.S. legislators and their aides cannot be forced...more

Oregon District Court Dismisses Claims Brought To Protect The Marbled Murrelet

The United States District Court for the District of Oregon dismissed claims brought by environmental organizations under section 9 of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) to prevent unlawful take of marbled murrelets...more

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