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Teflon Coating of Qualified Immunity for Temporary Government Employees Under Section 1983?

The recent unanimous U.S. Supreme Court opinion, Filarsky v. Delia, held that private attorneys representing the government may enjoy qualified immunity from suit. Stephen A. Mesi, Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice, discusses the Supreme Court's latest word on Section...

U.S. High Court Hears Arguments in Government Worker’s Age Bias Appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Congress never intended, when it extended age bias administrative and judicial procedures and remedies to government employees, to permit state and municipal workers to “frustrate this regime or bypass it entirely using the more general remedies...

Madigan v. Levin: Supreme Court Decides to Drop Consideration of Whether Section 1983 Age Claim Exists

Federal appellate courts have agreed that an allegation of age discrimination cannot be brought as a Section 1983 claim. In Levin v. Madigan, the Seventh Circuit held that an age claim under Section 1983 is viable. In March 2013, the Supreme Court agreed to address this issue. Eight days after hearing...