Questions tagged [immunity]

For questions about immunity from civil or criminal liability conferred on a natural or legal person. When asking, please use tags for specific types of immunity where possible e.g.: official-, diplomatic-, parliamentary-, sovereign-.

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Is the US Constitution binding for the US President?

I understand that the President of the United States has some immunity against the law. This makes sense to protect the president from interference and allows for flexibility. To a European cursory ...
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In the U.S are judges, attorneys, physicians, teachers, professors, politicians, administrative officers liable for ordinary negligence? [closed]

E.g can a judge be tried for mistrial because of ordinary negligence? They are not employees or workers so that they could be reasonably absolved for ordinary negligence. We expect employees to be ...
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Sovergin Immunity with respect to criminal activity?

I have been looking without immediate success for references speaking to the Sovereign Immunity Doctrine exceptions, especially with respect to financial crimes. Take embezzlement for one example. ...
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Impartiality of the law [closed]

Why is it harder to complain against a police officer (let alone prosecute) than it is to complain against a civilian (for the same crime)? If a civilian so much as yells at me, I can call 911 and ...
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(How) Can Person A grant immunity to Person B for ending Person A's life?

In the US, some states are "death with dignity" states. In such a state, suppose resident A wants to die earlier than allowed by that state law, and perhaps even before A becomes terminally ill. ...
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Immunity as a limit on the 5th amendment

I was reading over this answer, and it occurred to me that, when offering immunity, the prosecutor does not have foreknowledge of what the defendant will ultimately reveal. (After all, if the ...
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Public school liability for slip and fall injury? [closed]

If someone slips and falls on a patch of ice in a public school parking lot, and: The victim is not a student The victim was expected to be on the school grounds (i.e. not a "surprise visit" or a "...
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Can the US president be charged of crime such as murder while in office?

If the US president commits murder during his vacation as an unofficial action during his presidential term, can he be charged with a crime in court (i.e., in the judiciary branch) before he steps ...