official immunity

NOUN
  1. personal immunity accorded to a public official from liability to anyone injured by actions that are the consequence of exerting official authority
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  • ► In the still-pending case of Samantar v. Yousuf, Kagan, along with State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh, signed an amicus brief on behalf of victims of torture in Somalia, who are seeking affirmance of a lower-court ruling that denied a former Somali official immunity from their suit under the Alien Tort Statute, a 1789 law permitting human rights suits in U.S. courts. Diane Marie Amann: Reading Tea Leaves on Kagan and International law
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