Legislative Immunities and Privileges
While the legislative privilege dates to 16th Century England, it still is useful in litigation against elected officials and governing authorities. This webinar will briefly cover the historical context of the privilege. Then go into its use in defending elected officials who perform legislative functions and in resisting discovery of motives and reasoning behind the votes of elected officials who function as legislators. And last touch on the factors which determine whether or not the privilege applies to the particular circumstance. The materials will include research aids and relevant case law from multiple jurisdictions.
Speaker: Henry Bernstein