Suing Government Officials

Suing Government Officials

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...

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.

Guests

Stephen Vladeck

Professor of Constitutional Law and Federal Jurisdiction, American University's Washington College of Law

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