Monday, April 27, 2015

Certiorari relisted to next conference in 'O’Keefe v. Chisholm'

Reported at SCOTUSblog.

The Petition raises the issues,

"(1) Whether considerations of 'equity, comity, and federalism' insufficient to support abstention can override the holding in Mitchum v. Foster that 42 U.S.C. § 1983 is an 'expressly authorized' statutory exception to the Anti-Injunction Act; and (2) whether, as this Court left unresolved in Hartman v. Moore, officials may be held liable for subjecting citizens to investigation in retaliation for First Amendment-protected speech and association, particularly where non-retaliatory grounds are insufficient to support the investigation."