Golden Gate University Law Review


This article addresses several criticisms of the qualified immunity doctrine and defends the doctrine, through an examination of the key cases and commentary on them, as a reasonably coherent and effective mechanism for sorting out worthy from unworthy litigation. This article also identifies some important shortcomings in the doctrine and outlines modifications that would improve its functioning, improvements that would quiet the chorus of criticism that several commentators have directed at the doctrine.

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