New York, October 26, 2020 — Counsel for Standing Rock civil rights plaintiffs are challenging any additional trial delay, arguing that neither the doctrine of qualified immunity nor its underlying policy goals support staying discovery in Thunderhawk v. County of Morton, North Dakota. Trial has been set for August 16, 2021.
Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought,
Standing Rock Legal Team at Columbia Law School Challenges Delaying Trial For Qualified Immunity Appeal,
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