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Civil Rights—Government officials immune from surveillance claims (access required)

Senior government officials, including the former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, cannot be held liable for claims they unlawfully used electronic surveillance to spy on a CBS television reporter because such conduct did not violate a clearly established right. Background Sharyl Thompson Attkisson, a CBS reporter, together with her husband and daughter, sued a number of named ...

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