Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action based on actions taken by the employees of the New York City Administration for Children's Services in connection with an investigation into the death of plaintiff's infant son, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) the lawyer defendants were fulfilling functions similar to a prosecutor and were thus entitled to absolute immunity; and 2) caseworker defendants essentially functioned much more like investigators than prosecutors, so they were not entitled to absolute immunity, but they were nonetheless entitled to qualified immunity.
Argued: October 7, 2009
Decided: January 4, 2010
Opinion by Judge Rakoff