Discretionary Function Exemption Returns Sovereign Immunity to the Throne of Douglas County - Once Again, the King Can Do No Wrong: Jasa v. Douglas County, The

dc.contributor.authorMartin, Angela L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T16:45:12Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T16:45:12Z
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION|Prior to 1946, an individual could not bring a tort action against the United States. However, in 1946, Congress enacted the Federal Tort Claims Act ("F.T.C.A.") in response to the growing influx of private tort claims which citizens were bringing against the government. The F.T.C.A. waives sovereign immunity and permits an individual to sue the government in Contract and Tort. Although the waiver of immunity as set out in section 2674 of Title 28 of the United States Code appears broad, Congress severely restricted its applicability in another section of the F.T.C.A. by exempting thirteen different classes of tort claims from liability. Among these restrictions is the discretionary function exemption ("exemption").|The exemption insulates a government employee from liability if the employee is performing a "discretionary function." Congress adopted the exemption out of its fear that the F.T.C.A. and its waiver of sovereign immunity would interfere with governmental functions and decision-making. Congress was also concerned that the F.T.C.A. exceeded the bounds of the separation of powers doctrine...en_US
dc.description.note1994-1995en_US
dc.description.pages247en_US
dc.description.volume28
dc.identifier.citation28 Creighton L. Rev. 247 (1994-1995)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/40081
dc.publisherCreighton University School of Lawen_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.rights.holderCreighton Universityen_US
dc.time.yr1994-1995
dc.titleDiscretionary Function Exemption Returns Sovereign Immunity to the Throne of Douglas County - Once Again, the King Can Do No Wrong: Jasa v. Douglas County, Theen_US
dc.title.workCreighton Law Reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
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