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Hart v. Hodges, No. 09-12257

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By FindLaw Staff on November 17, 2009 3:00 PM

In an action against prosecutors and prison officials for violating plaintiff's constitutional rights by having him transferred from federal to state custody at the end of his federal sentence, judgment on the pleadings for defendants is affirmed in part where: 1) some of the alleged conduct by defendants was directly related to and intimately associated with the state trial court's sentence and their role as advocates regarding the court's sentence; and 2) the determination of absolute prosecutorial immunity depended on the nature of the function performed, not whether the prosecutor performed that function incorrectly or even with dishonesty.  However, the judgment is reversed in part where: 1) defendants were not absolutely immune for their alleged statements to the press; and 2) certain defendants were not entitled to absolute immunity for actions taken in their roles as state corrections officials.

Read Hart v. Hodges, No. 09-12257

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Filed November 16, 2009

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Per Curiam

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