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09-3975 & 10-1019 Empress Casino Joliet Corp. v. Blagojevich

Constitutional Law Legislative immunity A state governor is immune from a lawsuit alleging that his signing legislation violated the RICO Act. “The former governor is entitled to legislative immunity. The Supreme Court has made clear that state and local officials are absolutely immune from federal suits filed against them in their personal capacities for actions taken in connection ...

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