Qualified immunity

: immunity from civil liability that is conditioned or limited (as by a requirement of good faith or due care)
: official immunity from damages for acts that violate another's civil rights that is granted if it can be shown that the acts do not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would be aware
see also Civil Rights Act in the Important Laws section

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