Immunity and Accountability

J.W. v. Paley

Brief Details

Current Court
United States Supreme Court

 IJ submitted an amicus brief encouraging the United States Supreme Court to hear a case challenging blanket constitutional immunity for a school police officer who tased a student with disabilities. 

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—is the only circuit court in the country that completely immunizes school officials who abuse children from constitutional scrutiny.