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Hope v. Pelzer

Docket No.: 01-309
Certiorari Granted: Jan 4 2002
Argued: April 17, 2002
Decided: June 27, 2002


Reconstruction Civil Rights Acts (42 USC 1983), Criminal Procedure, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Civil Procedure, Eighth Amendment, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fourth Amendment, habeas, immigration, qualified immunity

PartyNames: Larry Hope v. Mark Pelzer, et al.
Petitioner: Larry Hope
Respondent: Mark Pelzer, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Citation: 240 F.3d 975
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Larry Hope
Mark Pelzer, et al.
536 U.S. 730 (2002)

Does the Court of Appeals holding of qualified immunity where prison guards' conduct violated the Eighth Amendment comport with United States v. Lanier, 520 U.S. 259?

Hope v. Pelzer

April 17, 2002

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Hope, 3 vote(s) against

Hope v. Pelzer
Case Documents

1Opinion in Hope v. Pelzer
2Opinion in Hope v. Pelzer
Additional documents for this case are pending review.