Bradley W. Pierce

In 32 States, Social Workers Absolutely Immune for Judicial Misconduct

In 32 States, Social Workers Absolutely Immune for Judicial Misconduct

Note: This article has been updated to clarify that, at least, the 9th Circuit does not recognize absolute immunity for claims of perjury. Federal law provides a way for families to sue government employees who violate their rights under the U.S. Constitution.[1] However, in federal courts within the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eight, and Ninth […]

Member Story: Helping Oregon Parents Access Their Child’s Medical Information

A member family from Oregon recently contacted us after their child, a minor, visited the doctor. While there, the child was asked to sign a document entitled “Limited Disclosure Authorization.” The document authorized the doctor to disclose a limited amount of the child’s medical information to the parents. Of course, this document raised a question […]

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