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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Ashcroft v. Iqbal
Citation:556 U.S. 662 (2009)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Iqbal (Plaintiff) was detained by the FBI as part of an investigation into the September 11 terrorist attacks. Iqbal alleged in his complaint that he was subject to harsh conditions and torture during his confinement, that he was subject to these conditions because of his race or national origin, and that the policy of holding detainees in such conditions was approved by Ashcroft and Mueller (Defendants). The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss and held that the plaintiff’s complaint met the Rule 8(a)(2) requirements and was sufficient.
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