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Ashcroft v. Iqbal (docket #: 07-1015) (2008)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Ashcroft v. Iqbal  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 12/10/2008
Decided 5/18/09
Supreme Court Vote 5-4
IssueWhether a prison inmate can circumvent high-ranking officials’ qualified immunity and sue those officials for religious discrimination and interference with religious practice where the officials had constructive notice of alleged discrimination.
Majority Opinion Kennedy, J.
Dissenting Opinion Souter, J. (joined by Breyer, Stevens, & Gisnburg, JJ), & Breyer, J.
Lower Court 2nd Circuit
Lower Court Ruling The Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of the defendants’ motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s claims, including the First Amendment claims.
Oral Arguments transcript
Opinion - Lower Court
Iqbal v. Hasty, 490 F.3d 143 (2d Cir. 2007).
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