legislative immunity

Definition of "legislative immunity"
  1. A legal protection shielding lawmakers from lawsuits over their actions and decisions undertaken during their governmental service, excluding criminal charges and actions unrelated to their office
How to use "legislative immunity" in a sentence
  1. After being sued for slander, the official claimed legislative immunity since his comment was made during a debate.
  2. Although a disgruntled constituent filed a lawsuit, the city council member's decision was covered under legislative immunity.
  3. She tried to hide behind legislative immunity, but as her actions weren't part of her official duties, it didn't apply.

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