Indiana Law Review
One of the most significant developments in civil rights litigation is the expansion of immunity doctrines. Even though immunity is not mentioned in 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the United States Supreme Court has given some governmental officials the benefit of a qualified immunity from damages, and other officials an absolute immunity from damages.
Ivan Bodensteiner, Recent Developments in Civil Rights, 24 Ind. L. R. 675 (1991).