He was discharged in and nine days later left for the Soviet Unionwhere he tried unsuccessfully to become a citizen. He worked in Minsk and married a Soviet woman and in was allowed to return to the United States with his wife and infant daughter. In earlyhe bought a. Army general Edwin Walker, a figure known for his extreme right-wing views.
The issue in this case is the scope of the immunity available to the senior aides and advisers of the President of the United States in a suit for damages based upon their official acts.
I In this suit for civil damages, petitioners Bryce Harlow and Alexander Butterfield are alleged to have participated in a conspiracy to violate the constitutional and statutory rights of the respondent A. Respondent avers that petitioners entered the conspiracy in their capacities as senior White House aides to former President Richard M.
As the alleged conspiracy is the same as that involved in Nixon v. Respondent claims that Harlow joined the conspiracy in his role as the Presidential aide principally responsible for congressional relations.
As evidence of Harlow's conspiratorial activity, respondent relies heavily on a series of conversations in which Harlow discussed Fitzgerald's dismissal with Air Force Secretary Robert Seamans.
Harlow asserts he had no reason to believe that a conspiracy existed. He contends that he took all his actions in good faith. Haldeman, [n6] Butterfield circulated a White House memorandum in that month in which he claimed to have learned that Fitzgerald planned to "blow the whistle" on some "shoddy purchasing practices" by exposing these practices to public view.
As evidence that Butterfield participated in the conspiracy to conceal his unlawful discharge and prevent his reemployment, Fitzgerald cites communications between Butterfield and Haldeman in December,and January, After the President had promised at a press conference to inquire into Fitzgerald's dismissal, Haldeman solicited Butterfield's recommendations.
In a subsequent memorandum emphasizing the importance of "loyalty," Butterfield counseled against offering Fitzgerald another job in the administration at that time. Butterfield states that he never communicated his views about Fitzgerald to any official of the Defense Department.
He argues generally that nearly eight years of discovery have failed to turn up any evidence that he caused injury to Fitzgerald.
In denying the motion, the District Court upheld the legal sufficiency of Fitzgerald's Bivens Bivens v. Narcotics Agents, U. IV and 18 U. It also ruled that petitioners were not entitled to absolute immunity. Independently of former President Nixon, petitioners invoked the collateral order doctrine and appealed the denial of their immunity defense to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
The Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal without opinion. Never having determined the immunity available to the senior aides and advisers of the President of the United States, we granted certiorari.
As recognized at common law, public officers require this protection to shield them from undue interference with their duties and from potentially disabling threats of liability. For officials whose special functions or constitutional status requires complete protection from suit, we have recognized the defense of "absolute immunity.
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Fitzgerald is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where his practice focuses on internal investigations, government enforcement matters and civil litigation. Prior to joining Skadden in , he served as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for more than a decade.
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, , at p.m. Central Standard Time in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza.
Patrick Fitzgerald, esteemed trial lawyer, investigator and former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, will be the featured speaker for the Law School’s annual Pope & John Lecture on Professionalism. Fitzgerald’s lecture, “The Perils of Prosecutors Facing Ticking Time Bombs,” will be held on Tuesday, September 17, at p.m.
in Lincoln Hall.