No compensation for government defamation
The State of Michigan recently made an inept effort to protect the safety of children at school by enacting a bill that excluded certain persons with felong convictions from working in the school environment. Bureaucrats made a sloppy effort to fulfill that obligation by publishing a list of felons currently employed in Michigan schools, knowing that the list would contain some "false hits". Several of the innocent persons who were wrongfully included in the list filed suit against the bureaucrats involved for not exercising greater care to eliminate false claims. The Michigan Supreme Court recently held that the government was not liable for this error, and pursuant to the Court majority's instructions, a panel of the Court of Appeals held on April 29 that the involved individuals were also immune from their stupidity and callousness.