High Court Mulls Absolute Immunity For Prosecutors

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 6:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in Pottawattamie County v. McGhee, a case involving two men convicted of a 1977 murder on bogus evidence that will determine whether prosecutors' immunity extends to their pretrial investigations.

An Iowa county and two of its former prosecutors petitioned the Supreme Court to review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit's holding that the prosecutors couldn't claim immunity from allegations of soliciting false testimony.

Mayer Brown LLP associate Steve Sanders represented the petitioners in his first-ever high...
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