A local school district loses its federal funding money over teacher behavior. A group of D.C. residents sue to block a homeless shelter in their neighborhood. And a Republican activist in Montgomery County successfully petitions to get term limits on the ballot—but a legal challenge looms.
Last week, a federal court ruled that a Muslim man who was detained as a witness in a terrorism case can sue former Attorney General John Ashcroft. We explore the implications of the decision and what happens when government officials become personally liable for actions they took in office.
- Stephen Vladeck Professor of Constitutional Law and Federal Jurisdiction, American University's Washington College of Law
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