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Other SCOTUS Action Today

Rehburg v. Paulk, also decided today, involves suing a witness (in this case, a DA investigator) for his testimony under the civil rights law, 42 U.S.C. ยง1983.  Precedent establishes that witnesses at trial have absolute immunity from such suits.  Today, the Court held 9-0 that the same rule applies to grand jury witnesses.  No surprise.

The Court dropped a harmless error case, Vasquez v. U.S.  No explanation is given, as usual. Tejinder Singh has this post at SCOTUSblog.

The Court accepted for review yet another case on what is an "aggravated felony" for purpose of deportation, Moncrieffe v. Holder, No. 11-702.

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