574 F.3d 820 (2nd Cir. 2009), 05-6352-cv, Iqbal v. Ashcroft

Docket Nº:05-6352-cv.
Citation:574 F.3d 820
Opinion Judge:PER CURIAM
Party Name:Javaid IQBAL, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. John ASHCROFT, former Attorney General of the United States, and Robert Mueller, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defendants-Appellants.[*]
Attorney:Gregory G. Garre, Deputy Solicitor Gen., Dept. of Justice, Wash., DC (Peter D. Keisler, Asst. Atty. Gen., Gregory G. Katsas, Deputy Asst. Atty. Gen., Kannon K. Shanmugam, Asst. to the Solicitor Gen., Barbara L. Herwig, Robert M. Loeb, Dept. of Justice, Wash., DC; Dennis C. Barghaan, Richard W. Sp...
Judge Panel:Before NEWMAN, CABRANES, and SACK, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:July 28, 2009
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
 
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574 F.3d 820 (2nd Cir. 2009)

Javaid IQBAL, Plaintiff-Appellee,

v.

John ASHCROFT, former Attorney General of the United States, and Robert Mueller, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defendants-Appellants. [*]

No. 05-6352-cv.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

July 28, 2009

Remanded from Supreme Court May 18, 2009.

Amended: July 29, 2009.

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Gregory G. Garre, Deputy Solicitor Gen., Dept. of Justice, Wash., DC (Peter D. Keisler, Asst. Atty. Gen., Gregory G. Katsas, Deputy Asst. Atty. Gen., Kannon K. Shanmugam, Asst. to the Solicitor Gen., Barbara L. Herwig, Robert M. Loeb, Dept. of Justice, Wash., DC; Dennis C. Barghaan, Richard W. Sponseller, Larry Lee Gregg, Asst. U.S. Attys., Alexandria, VA.; R. Craig Lawrence, Asst. U.S. Atty., Wash., DC, on the brief), for Defendants-Appellants Ashcroft and Mueller.

Alexander A. Reinert, New York, N.Y. (Keith M. Donoghue, Elizabeth L. Koob, Joan Magoolaghan, Koob & Magoolaghan, New York, N.Y.; Haeyoung Yoon, Urban Justice Center, New York, N.Y.; Mamoni Bhattacharyya, David Ball, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, N.Y., on the brief), for Plaintiff-Appellee Iqbal.

(Anil Kalhan, New York, N.Y., for amici curiae Civil Rights Organizations in support of Plaintiff-Appellee.)

(Michael J. Wishnie, New York, N.Y., for amici curiae Individuals and Religious Organizations in support of Plaintiff-Appellee.)

Before NEWMAN, CABRANES, and SACK, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM

On May 18, 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed and remanded a June 14, 2007 judgment of this Court, in

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which we affirmed in part and reversed in part a September 27, 2005 order of the District Court for the Eastern District of New York (John Gleeson, Judge). See Ashcroft v. Iqbal, __ U.S. __, 129 S.Ct. 1937, 1954, 173 L.Ed.2d 868 (2009); Iqbal v. Hasty, 490 F.3d 143, 177 (2d Cir.2007); Elmaghraby v. Ashcroft, No. 04 CV 1409, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21434, 2005 WL 2375202 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 27, 2005). The Supreme Court held that, under Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, plaintiff Javaid Iqbal's complaint " has not ‘ nudged his claims' of invidious discrimination ‘ across the line from conceivable to plausible.’ " Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. at 1951 (brackets omitted) (quoting Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 570, 127 S.Ct. 1955, 167...

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