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Haywood v. Drown

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-10374 N.Y. Court of Appeals Dec 3, 2008
May 26, 2009 5-4 Stevens OT 2008

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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