Imbler v. Pachtman 424 U.S. 409 (1976)

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IMBLER v. PACHTMAN 424 U.S. 409 (1976)

Imbler established prosecutorial immunity from suit under section 1983, title 42, united states code, for activities that are integral parts of the judicial process. Imbler left open the question whether prosecutors may be civilly liable for administrative or investigative activities. Justice lewis f. powell, writing for the Supreme Court, indicated in obiter dictum that judges and prosecutors are subject to criminal prosecution for willful deprivations of constitutional rights.

Theodore Eisenberg