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Christopher v. Harbury

Docket No.: 01-394
Certiorari Granted: Dec 10 2001
Argued: March 18, 2002
Decided: June 20, 2002

Topics:

Economic Activity, Governmental Liability, Article I, Civil Procedure, Commerce Clause, Due Process, FOIA, Federal Tort Claims, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Freedom of Information Act, Interstate Commerce Clause, Ninth Amendment, Privileges and Immunities Clause, equitable relief, habeas, habeas corpus, illegal drug use, immigration, murder, privacy, qualified immunity, res judicata, separation of powers

PartyNames: Petitioners v. Jennifer K. Harbury
Petitioner: Petitioners
Respondent: Jennifer K. Harbury

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Citation: 233 F.3d 596
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Petitioners
v.
Jennifer K. Harbury
536 U.S. 403 (2002)
Question:

Does the charge that an official deception denied a plaintiff access to the courts by leaving her without information or reason to seek information, with which she could have brought a lawsuit, state an actionable claim?

Christopher v. Harbury
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 18, 2002

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

Christopher v. Harbury
Case Documents

1Opinion in Christopher v. Harbury
2Opinion in Christopher v. Harbury
Additional documents for this case are pending review.