Doe v. McMillan - Significance, The Lower Court Rulings, The Supreme Court Ruling, Legislative Acts Immune From Suit
John L. McMillan
That U.S. Representatives, their staffs, and Government Printing Office officials should all be held liable for the distribution of a report defaming Washington, D.C. school children.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioner
Fred M. Vinson, William C. Cramer, David P. Sutton
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Potter Stewart, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, William H. Rehnquist
Date of Decision
29 May 1973
The House members and their staff retain absolute immunity for their actions, but Government Printing Office officials do not.
- Tenney v. Brandhove, 341 U.S. 367 (1951).
- Barr v. Matteo, 360 U.S. 564 (1959).
- Gravel v. United States, 408 U.S. 606 (1972).
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