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Section 1983 Supreme Court Decisions–2009: A Video Presentation


In December, 2009, I spoke to the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association about the very important Supreme Court section 1983 decisions handed down in 2009. This presentation was videotaped professionally and I am posting it here. Each of these decisions was previously the subject of separate written posts.

Cases Included

1. Haywood v. Drown, 129 S. Ct. 2108 (2009)(state court jurisdiction over section 1983 claims)

2. Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee, 129 S. Ct. 788 (2009)(Title IX and preemption of section 1983 equal protection claims)

3. Pearson v. Callahan, 129 S. Ct. 808 (2009)(qualified immunity “order of battle” revisited)

4. Van De Kamp v. Goldstein, 129 S. Ct. 855 (2009)(absolute immunity of supervisory prosecutors)

5.  Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009)(pleading and supervisory liability)

My presentation also includes discussion of another prosecutorial immunity case, Pottawattamie County v. McGhee, 547 F.3d 922 (8th Cir. 2008), cert. granted, 129 S. Ct. 2002 (2009), dismissed, 129 S. Ct. — (2010), as well as of  supervisory liability after Iqbal.

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Written by snahmod

March 18, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Posted in Civil Rights - Section 1983

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