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Van de Kamp v. Goldstein

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-854 9th Cir. Nov 5, 2008
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Jan 26, 2009 9-0 Breyer OT 2008
 
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Issue: Whether district attorney supervisors are entitled to civil immunity from allegations they failed to ensure line prosecutors were aware, and thus able to disclose to the defendant, that a jailhouse informant was to receive benefits in exchange for his testimony.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on January 26, 2009.

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