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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Civil rights day at SCOTUS

Big day at SCOTUS today for those of us who teach and write on civil rights litigation/§ 1983. Rehberg v. Paulk considers whether a prosecutor enjoys absolute immnunity when he provides perjured testimony before a grand jury as a complaining witness (as opposed to perjured testimony at trial). Minneci v. Pollard considers whether a Bivens claim is available against an employee of a private company operating a federal prison under a contract with the government. Pollard is represented by Prof. Jack Preis of University of Richmond School of Law; good luck to Jack.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on November 1, 2011 at 09:01 AM in Current Affairs, Howard Wasserman, Law and Politics | Permalink

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