Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Rehberg v. Paulk

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-788 11th Cir. Nov 1, 2011
Apr 2, 2012 9-0 Alito OT 2011

Holding: A witness in a grand jury proceeding is entitled to the same absolute immunity from suit under Section 1983 as a witness who testifies at trial.

Judgment: affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Alito on April 2, 2012.

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Briefs and Documents

Merits Briefs in Support of the Petitioner

Merits Briefs for the Respondents

Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondents

Other Amicus Briefs

Certiorari-stage documents

  • Brief in opposition of respondent James P. Paulk (unavailable)
  • Amicus brief of the Government Accountability Project (unavailable)
Term Snapshot