Imbler v. Pachtman
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|Imbler v. Pachtman|
|Court||Supreme Court of the United States|
|Date decided||March 1976|
Pachtman (defendant) prosecuted Imbler (plaintiff) for murder.
Imbler is found guility, convicted for murder, and sentenced.
After several years, Pachtman (prosecutor) reveal that he had information which would have weakend his case.
Imbler is released from prison after his conviction is overturned.Imbler civilly sues Pachtman in federal court for damages.
A prosecutor has absolute immunity--not just qualified immunity.No justice voices any dissent.
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