Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

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

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.

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

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