Civil and Human Rights

RELEASE: CAC Joins Broad Coalition Call For End to Qualified Immunity 

WASHINGTON – As Constitutional Accountability Center joins a broad ideological coalition—including the ACLU, Cato Institute, Protect Democracy, and Institute for Justice—calling on Congress to end qualified immunity and reform government employer liability, CAC President Elizabeth Wydra issued the following statement:

“Bipartisanship” seems to be the watchword of the Senate today, and this coalition of organizations spanning the ideological spectrum, standing together calling for an end to qualified immunity and a reform of government employer liability, helps show the broad extent of common ground on these critically important issues.

To the Senate I say, “We’ve shown by example that bipartisanship is possible by the assembly of this cross-ideological consensus. Now it’s your turn.  Let’s pass these much-needed reforms.”

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Resources:

Coalition document calling on Congress to end qualified immunity and reform government employer liability, signed by the American Civil Liberties UnionAmnesty InternationalThe Black Police ExperienceThe Campaign to End Qualified ImmunityCato InstituteCivil Rights CorpsCenter for Disability RightsConstitutional Accountability CenterThe Daniel Initiative, Drug Policy AllianceThe Federal School Discipline and Climate GroupHuman Rights WatchInnocence ProjectInstitute for JusticeOpen Society Policy CenterProject on Government Oversight, and Protect Democracyhttps://www.theusconstitution.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Organizations-Across-Ideological-Spectrum-Call-for-Government-Accountability-FINAL-FOR-DISTRIBUTION.pdf

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Constitutional Accountability Center is a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history. Visit CAC’s website at www.theusconstitution.org.

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