Ex-NFL Player Takes Suit Over School Firing To High Court

By Ryan Boysen (December 17, 2019, 6:29 PM EST) -- A former NFL player who was fired as the head coach of a Tennessee high school football team after criticizing the school district on Facebook has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up his case, calling it a good opportunity to rethink the increasingly controversial doctrine of "qualified immunity."

In a petition for a writ of certiorari filed in November but docketed on Monday, Gerald Sensabaugh said his experiences show just how out of control qualified immunity has become over the past few decades.

Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine that generally protects government officials from civil liability while they're...

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