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Supreme Court: Ashcroft immune, patent claim requires scienter (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that former Attorney General John Ashcroft is protected by qualified immunity from a suit by an American detained as a material witness after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Though Abdullah al-Kidd was never charged with a crime, the objectively reasonable arrest and detention based on a validly-obtained warrant cannot be ...

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