Qualified Immunity in New York

Did you know that in New York, government officials who abuse Americans' rights are shielded from the consequences of their actions?

This is because of a legal doctrine known as qualified immunity (QI).

QI means that you cannot sue a government official, even when they intentionally violate your rights. We believe this is wrong.

Do you want to learn more about how qualified immunity is affecting New Yorkers? Here are some resources:

  • What is Qualified Immunity and how does it work?: here.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Qualified Immunity: here.
  • How you can help support QI reform in New York: here.
  • Do you have a question or concern about QI reform that you would like answered? Let us know in the form and we will email you back as soon as we can!

What is Qualified Immunity?

Do you have questions about ending Qualified Immunity? Drop them here, and we will get back to you.

We are the Institute for Justice, a non-profit that works with both states and municipalities to create a pathway for victims of government abuse to sue the responsible officials and get their day in court.