Van de Kamp v. Goldstein

Amicus curiae brief of the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Southern California, ACLU of Northern California and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of Respondent.


Van de Kamp v. Goldstein

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 07-854

Prior Decision

Decision below 481 F.3d 1170 (9th Cir. 2007)


An office-wide practice of not vetting false jailhouse informant testimony was an administrative decision sufficiently attenuated from line prosecutors’ litigation duties to preclude absolute immunity from civil suit.

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M. Allen Hopper, et al., American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Santa Cruz, CA.