After ten years of wrongful imprisonment, an Indiana man is granted habeas relief because prosecutors illegally added charges that more than doubled his sentence. He sues the prosecutors. Seventh Circuit: Because a prosecutor’s “motives are irrelevant to the absolute immunity question when the actions she is accused of taking are intimately associated with the quasi-judicial phase of the criminal process," no remedy for the wrongful imprisonment. Absolute prosecutorial immunity. Case dismissed.
The case is David Jones v. Rodney Cummings, et al., 20-1898 (7th Cir. May 26, 2021).