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Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 07-1015

In an action alleging that Plaintiff, who was arrested on suspicion of September-11th terrorist activity, was unconstitutionally detained, the denial of the government's motion to dismiss is reversed and remanded where the complaint failed to plead sufficient facts to state a claim for purposeful and unlawful discrimination, as it did not show that the government policy under which Plaintiff was detained was based on discriminatory factors.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/18/2009
  • Published 05/18/2009



  • United States Supreme Court


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