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WEST VIRGINIA CODE

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CHAPTER 4. THE LEGISLATURE.

ARTICLE 1A. LEGISLATIVE IMMUNITY.

§4-1A-15. Right to interlocutory appeal.

Denial of a claim of legislative immunity is immediately appealable under the collateral order doctrine because the Speech or Debate Clause is designed to protect legislators not only from the consequences of litigation's results but also from the burden of defending themselves.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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