Ganek v. Leibowitz

Brief of Amicus Curiae the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Plaintiff-Appellee.

Brief filed: 11/28/2016


Ganek v. Leibowitz

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 16-1463-cv

Prior Decision

Decision below 167 F.Supp.3d 623 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 10, 2016).


Misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement officers is far too common. Prosecutors and law enforcement officers face few consequences for their misconduct. Civil rights lawsuits – and the threat of personal liability – play a critical role in deterring misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement officers.

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