municipal liability

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In April 1985, shortly before his murder trial, a Louisiana state court convicted Respondent John Thompson of attempted armed robbery. See Thompson v. Connick, 578 F.3d 293, 296 (5th Cir. 2009). Several weeks later in May 1985, the same court convicted...

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Definition

The sovereign immunity refers to the fact that the government cannot be sued without its consent.

Overview

Sovereign immunity was derived from British common law doctrine based on the idea that the King could do no wrong. In the United...