Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Ashcroft, Former ATT’Y Gen. v. Iqbal

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1015 2d Cir. Dec 10, 2008
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May 18, 2009 5-4 Kennedy OT 2008
 
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Issue: Whether current and former federal officials, including FBI Director Robert Mueller and former Attorney General John Ashcroft, are entitled to qualified immunity against allegations they knew of or condoned racial and religious discrimination against individuals detained in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on May 18, 2009.

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