Filarsky v. Delia
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 17, 2012
|Apr 17, 2012||9-0||Roberts||OT 2011|
Holding: A private individual temporarily retained by the government to carry out its work is entitled to seek qualified immunity from suit under 42 U. S. C. § 1983.
Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on April 17, 2012. Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor each filed concurring opinions.
- In Plain English: Recent decisions (Amy Howe)
- Opinion analysis: A presumption of qualified immunity for private actors (Bradley Joondeph)
- Argument recap: A likely expansion of qualified immunity (Bradley Joondeph)
- Argument preview: Private attorneys, public service, and the doctrine of qualified immunity (Bradley Joondeph)
Briefs and Documents
Merits Briefs for the Petitioner
Amicus Briefs Supporting the Petitioner
- Brief for the United States
- Brief for the National School Boards Association et al.
- Brief for the American Bar Association
- Brief for DRI
- Brief for Kansas et al.
- Brief for the League of California Cities and the California State Assn. of Counties
Merits Briefs for the Respondent
Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondent
- Opinion below (9th Circuit)