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Ashcroft, Former ATT’Y Gen. v. Iqbal

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1015 2d Cir. Dec 10, 2008
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May 18, 2009 5-4 Kennedy OT 2008

Issue: Whether current and former federal officials, including FBI Director Robert Mueller and former Attorney General John Ashcroft, are entitled to qualified immunity against allegations they knew of or condoned racial and religious discrimination against individuals detained in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on May 18, 2009.

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