Nixon v. Fitzgerald
Significance, The Lower Court Decisions, The Court's Decision, The President Above The Law?
President Richard M. Nixon
That a president should not be held liable for civil damages resulting from the termination of a Pentagon employee.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Herbert J. Miller, Jr.
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
John E. Nolan, Jr.
Justices for the Court
Warren E. Burger, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (writing for the Court), William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Byron R. White
Date of Decision
24 June 1982
That a president possesses absolute immunity from civil lawsuits for actions taken in the course of his official duties.
- United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683 (1974).
- Butz v. Economou, 438 U.S. 478 (1978).
- Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 800 (1982).
- Clinton v. Jones, 520 U.S. 681 (1997).
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