Summer “jump start”/Filarsky

It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything.  In an attempt to “jump start” the blog for the summer, let me mention the Supreme Court’s opinion last month in Filarsky v. Delia, which held, 9-0, that private attorneys that do contract work for local governments are entitled to  the same qualified immunity under section 1983 as other government officials.

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Paul Diller is an associate professor at Willamette Law whose research focuses on local government, policy innovation, the police power, and related issues of state and federal constitutional law. His scholarly work has appeared in, among other journals, the Stanford Law Review, The University of Chicago Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal. In recent years, Diller has worked on local obesity prevention policy with a leading nonprofit public health organization. Diller graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Pennsylvania, both magna cum laude. In his spare time, he enjoys baseball, snowboarding, drinking coffee, and spending time with his family.

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