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Johnson v. Fankell

Docket No.: 96-292
Argued: February 26, 1997
Decided: June 9, 1997

Topics:

Reconstruction Civil Rights Acts (42 USC 1983), Federalism, Federal Preemption of State Regulation, Fourteenth Amendment, absolute immunity, immunity from suit, qualified immunity

PartyNames: Marian JOHNSON, et al., Petitioners, v. Kristine L. FANKELL.
Petitioner: Johnson
Respondent: Fankell

Court Below: THE SUPREME COURT OF IDAHO No. 96-292. Argued February 26, 1997-Decided June 9,
Supreme Court Docket

Johnson
v.
Fankell
520 U.S. 911 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1800138 L.Ed.2d 108 (520 U.S.
Question:

Do defendants in an action brought under 42 USC section 1983 in state court have a federal right to an interlocutory appeal from a denial of qualified immunity?

Johnson v. Fankell
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 26, 1997

Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Fankell, 0 vote(s) against

Johnson v. Fankell
Case Documents

1Opinion in Johnson v. Fankell
2Opinion in Johnson v. Fankell
Additional documents for this case are pending review.