November 10, 2009 12:02PM

Prosecutorial Immunity

Last week the Supreme Court heard the case of Pottawattamie v. McGhee. The gist is whether prosecutors who fabricate evidence against persons accused of crime can be sued and held liable for money damages, or whether they are immune from suit.  The Crime & Federalism blog reports on the back-and-forth at oral argument in a post entitled "Prosecutors should feel the chill."

Cato filed an amicus brief in the case.  A ruling is expected by the Supreme Court by June.