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Saucier v. Katz

Docket No.: 99-1977
Argued: March 20, 2001
Decided: June 18, 2001

Topics:

Economic Activity, Governmental Liability, Bill of Rights, Federal Tort Claims, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Section 1983, Seventh Amendment, absolute immunity, immunity from suit, probable cause, qualified immunity, search and seizure, searches and seizures, warrantless search

Petitioner: Saucier
Respondent: Katz

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 194 F.3d 962
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


533 U.S. 194 (2001)
Question:

Is the reasonableness inquiry into claims of qualified immunity by a police officer accused of using excessive force in an arrest the same as the reasonableness inquiry on the merits of the excessive-force claim?

Saucier v. Katz
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 20, 2001

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Saucier, 0 vote(s) against
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