Harlow v. Fitzgerald

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Harlow v. Fitzgerald
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Argued November 30, 1981
Decided June 24, 1982
Full case name Bryce Harlow, et al. v. A. Ernest Fitzgerald
Citations 457 U.S. 800 (more)
102 S. Ct. 2727; 73 L. Ed. 2d 396; 1982 U.S. LEXIS 139
Prior history Cert. to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Presidential aides were not entitled to absolute immunity, but instead deserved qualified immunity.
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Powell, joined by Brennan, White, Marshall, Blackmun, Rehnquist, Stevens, O'Connor
Concurrence Brennan, joined by Marshall, Blackmun
Concurrence Brennan, White, Marshall, Blackmun
Concurrence Blackmun
Concurrence Rehnquist
Dissent Burger

Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 800 (1982), was a case decided by the United States Supreme Court involving the doctrines of qualified immunity and absolute immunity. It is occasionally falsely stated that the Court held that presidential aides were not entitled to absolute immunity, but that question was reserved for remand under the standard articulated by the Court.

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  • Text of Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 800 (1982) is available from:  Findlaw  Justia