U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Immunity Of Prisoner Officers

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Immunity Of Prisoner Officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Section 26809(h) of 28 U.S. Code clearly provides a waiver of sovereign immunity and "extends the waiver to any claim for one of the six enumerated torts committed by a Federal investigative or law enforcement officer acting within the scope of his or her employment," the attorney for a federal inmate suing the United States for assault at the hands of correctional officers argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 (Kim Millbrook v. United States, No. 11-10362, U.S. Sup.).

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