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Ronnie R. Gipson Jr.

Ronnie R. Gipson Jr.

Ronnie R. Gipson Jr. is an assistant professor of law at the University of Memphis. As a lawyer in private practice, Gipson represented clients in complex/class action litigation for a number of years and later represented an array of clients in aviation law matters. He served a two-year appointment at the Soongsil University Global Law Institute starting in 2015, then returned to the U.S. to teach aviation law and international law at American Bar Association accredited law schools. Gipson remains actively engaged in the aviation industry by providing policy advice to aviation advocacy groups.

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How qualified immunity protects police officers accused of wrongdoing

By: - May 8, 2021

When police officers kill people without apparent justification, those officers may face both criminal charges — as in the case of Derek Chauvin, convicted of murdering George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020 — and civil lawsuits. Floyd’s family filed a federal civil rights suit against Chauvin and three other officers, alleging they used “unjustified, excessive, […]