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Civil Rights – Government officials immune from reporter’s claims (access required)

Senior government officials, including the former Attorney General and the Postmaster General, cannot be held liable for claims they unlawfully relied on 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 ...

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