Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mary Anne Sedey argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioner.
Rosalyn B. Kaplan, Assistant Attorney General of Illinois, argued the cause for respondent. With her on the brief were Neil F. Hartigan, Attorney General, and Roma Jones Stewart, Solicitor General.*
Supreme Court of United States.
JUSTICE O'CONNOR delivered the opinion of the Court.†
This case requires us to decide whether a state-court judge has absolute immunity from a suit for damages under 42 U. S. C. § 1983 for his decision to dismiss a subordinate court employee. The employee, who had been a probation officer, alleged that she was demoted and discharged on account of her sex, in violation of the Equal...
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