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Richardson v. McKnight

Docket No.: 96-318
Argued: March 19, 1997
Decided: June 23, 1997

Topics:

Reconstruction Civil Rights Acts (42 USC 1983), Civil Rights, Civil Rights Acts, Liability, absolute immunity, immunity from suit, probable cause, qualified immunity, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Daryll RICHARDSON and John Walker, Petitioners, v. Ronnie Lee McKNIGHT.
Petitioner: Richardson
Respondent: McKnight

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 88 F.3d 417
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Richardson
v.
McKnight
521 U.S. 399 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 2100138 L.Ed.2d 540 (521 U.S.
Question:

Are prison guards, who are employees of a private prison management firm, entitled to a qualified immunity from suit under 42 USC section 1983?

Richardson v. McKnight
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 19, 1997

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for McKnight, 4 vote(s) against

Richardson v. McKnight
Case Documents

1Opinion in Richardson v. McKnight
2Opinion in Richardson v. McKnight
Additional documents for this case are pending review.