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Crawford-El v. Britton

Docket No.: 96-827
Argued: December 1, 1997
Decided: May 4, 1998

Topics:

Civil Rights, Civil Rights Acts, Liability, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights Act, Eighth Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, First Amendment, Retaliation, absolute immunity, abuse of discretion, adverse employment decision, immunity from suit, murder, privacy, qualified immunity, retaliation

Petitioner: Crawford-El
Respondent: Britton

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
Citation: 93 F.3d 813
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


523 U.S. 574 (1998)
Question:

May lawsuits invoking 42 USC section 1983 to allege that a public official violated a prisoner's rights because of an unlawful motive be dismissed because the plaintiff fails to produce clear and convincing evidence of the unlawful motive?

Crawford-El v. Britton
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 01, 1997

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Crawford-El, 4 vote(s) against

Crawford-El v. Britton
Case Documents

1Opinion in Crawford-El v. Britton
2Opinion in Crawford-El v. Britton
Additional documents for this case are pending review.