April 05, 2021

Joel Rudin quoted in Law360 article on upcoming Supreme Court case

On March 8, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Thompson v. Clark, which presents the question of whether a plaintiff alleging that law enforcement officials maliciously prosecuted him in violation of the Constitution must prove that he won his state criminal case on the basis that he was innocent. An article appearing today in Law360 quotes several leading scholars and practitioners, including Joel, on this hugely important issue.

The Thompson case involves similar questions to those at issue in two recent cases on which Joel has been co-counsel: the Supreme Court case McDonough v. Smith and the pending Second Circuit case Smalls v. City of New York, which Joel argued on March 8.