Haywood v. Drown

Docket No.
Argument
Dec 3, 2008
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
5-4
Author
Stevens
Term

Issue: Whether a state law barring state courts from hearing damages actions against corrections officers violates the Supremacy Clause by not permitting adjudication of claims under 42 USC 1983.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice John Paul Stevens on May 26, 2009.

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