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False testimony case dismissed

A case testing the immunity of prosecutors to damage lawsuits for obtaining and using false testimony ended in the Supreme Court Monday, with the two sides agreeing to dismiss it, without specifying reasons.  The case was Pottawattamie County, et al., v. McGhee, et al. (08-1065).  The Justices had heard argument in the case on Nov. 4, and were weighing a decision when the two sides moved for dismissal under the Court’s Rule 46.  The press release from the respondent’s counsel describing the settlement is here.