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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Harlow v. Fitzgerald
Citation:457 U.S. 800 (1982)
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Fitzgerald (Respondent) was an Air Force management analyst during the Johnson administration. After Nixon took office in 1970, Fitzgerald was dismissed from his job in a departmental reorganization. Fitzgerald filed a civil rights lawsuit against Defense Department officials including Harlow (Petitioner), arguing that his termination was unlawful. The lower courts ruled that the defendants had immunity from suit.
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