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Ashcroft v. Iqbal
Citation:556 US 662 (2009)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Ashcroft v. Iqbal
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Iqbal was detained in a maximum security unit as a “person of high interest” after the September 11, 2001 attacks. He filed a complaint against Petitioners, federal officials, seeking damages for alleged deprivation of his constitutional rights while in custody. Iqbal’s complaint alleged that Petitioners subjected him to harsh conditions because of his race, religion or national origin. The district court denied Petitioners’ motion to dismiss. The Court of Appeals affirmed.
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