Published on: Friday, June 4, 2021

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).