Contributors

  • Andrew Ramonas
    Lobbying Reporter
  • Beth Frerking
    Editor in Chief
  • David Brown
    Vice President/Editor, ALM
  • Diego Radzinschi
    Photo Editor
  • Jenna Greene
    Senior Reporter
  • Marcia Coyle
    Chief Washington Correspondent
  • Mike Scarcella
    Washington Bureau Chief
  • Todd Ruger
    Capitol Hill Reporter
  • Tony Mauro
    Supreme Court Correspondent
  • Zoe Tillman
    D.C. Courts Reporter

« Ginsburg, GE Counsel Speak Up For Justice Department Lawyers | Main | Over an Alito Dissent, Supreme Court Denies Review in School Band Case »

March 22, 2010

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451d94869e20120a9639a00970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Supreme Court to Rule on Prosecutorial Immunity:

Comments

John Herbison

The text of 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983 does not provide for immunity of any kind. Absolute prosecutorial immunity, like so-called qualified immunity, is cut from judicial whole cloth.

Isn't it peculiar that those who carp about judicial activism in other contexts are strangely silent when it comes to holding government officials accountable by suing for damages?

Sidney Gendin

It is possible that District Attorney Leon Cannizaro and the National District Attorney Association are both right in thinking that the 5th Circuit Court decision in Connick v Thompson "exposes district attorney's offices to vicarious liability for a wide range of prosecutorial misconduct," and creates the "alarming prospect" that the strong tradition of prosecutorial immunity will be eroded.

What is missing from these worries is an explanation why these consequences are unwelcome. Traditions are not self-vindicating and many persons (such as me) welcome a challenge to them.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Blog powered by Typepad

Advertisements