Can a prosecutor be liable civilly for a wrongful conviction and incarceration where the prosecutor allegedly procured false testimony during a criminal investigation, and then introduced that testimony against the criminal defendant at trial?
U.S. Supreme Court. Pottawattamie County v. McGhee, No. 08-1065. Certiorari granted April 20, 2009. Ruling below: 547 F.3d 922 (8th Cir. 2008).
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