October 25, 2021

Volume XI, Number 298

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October 25, 2021

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Qualified Immunity and Rights Behind Bars with Samuel Weiss [PODCAST]

In this episode, we get garrulous with Samuel Weiss, the founder and Executive Director of Rights Behind Bars, an organization that uses strategic litigation to protect and advance prisoners’ rights. We tackle the hot-button issue of “qualified immunity”—a controversial legal doctrine that often protects prison guards and police officers from liability for constitutional violations—and talk with Sam about the path to victory in Taylor v. Riojas, one of the very few cases in which a prisoner prevailed on that issue in the Supreme Court.  Then, we’ll chat with Sam about getting back to his roots in creative writing, and his plans to finish his great unfinished novel.

 

 

© 2021 by Tycko & Zavareei LLPNational Law Review, Volume XI, Number 271
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Jonathan K. Tycko leads the Whistleblower Practice Group of Tycko & Zavareei LLP

In recent years, the laws of the United States have undergone a whistleblower revolution. Federal and state governments now offer substantial monetary awards to individuals who come forward with information about fraud on government programs, tax fraud, securities fraud, and fraud involving the banking industry. Whistleblowers also now have important legal protections, designed to prevent retaliation and blacklisting.

The law firm of Tycko & Zavareei LLP works on the cutting edge of this whistleblower revolution, taking on even the most complex and confidential whistleblower...

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