Morales v. Weiss

16‐3980 Morales v. Weiss UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT SUMMARY ORDER RULINGS BY SUMMARY ORDER DO NOT HAVE PRECEDENTIAL EFFECT. CITATION TO A SUMMARY ORDER FILED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2007, IS PERMITTED AND IS GOVERNED BY FEDERAL RULE OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE 32.1 AND THIS COURT=S LOCAL RULE 32.1.1. WHEN CITING A SUMMARY ORDER IN A DOCUMENT FILED WITH THIS COURT, A PARTY MUST CITE EITHER THE FEDERAL APPENDIX OR AN ELECTRONIC DATABASE (WITH THE NOTATION ASUMMARY ORDER@). A PARTY CITING TO A SUMMARY ORDER MUST SERVE A COPY OF IT ON ANY PARTY NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL. At a stated term of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, held at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, in the City of New York, on the 24th day of January, two thousand eighteen. PRESENT: DENNIS JACOBS, REENA RAGGI, PETER W. HALL, Circuit Judges. _____________________________________ Santos Morales, Plaintiff‐Appellant, v. 16‐3980 Steven Weiss, Mitchell Rubin, Defendants‐Appellees, Michael Mulhall, Ramon Gibson, Terry Lauf, Anna Futyma, John Doe, ASA, Joseph Darling, Leo C. Arnone, City of Stamford, Jessica Bloomer, Richard Roe, Officer, Andrew Czubatyi, Richard Phelan, Defendants. _____________________________________ FOR PLAINTIFF‐APPELLANT: Santos Morales, pro se, Stamford, CT. FOR DEFENDANTS‐APPELLEES: Stephen R. Finucane (Terrence M. OʹNeill, Neil Parille, on the brief) Assistant Attorneys General, for George Jepsen, Attorney General of the State of Connecticut, Hartford, CT. Appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Eginton, J.). UPON DUE CONSIDERATION, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that the judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED. Appellant Santos Morales, pro se, filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint against two state prosecutors, Steven Weiss and Mitchell Rubin. Morales asserted that after his arrest for felony possession of a firearm, defendants refused to contact witnesses on his behalf and asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) to place a detainer on him after he filed a bond motion. Morales was placed in immigration detention by ICE for approximately three months, then returned to state custody for approximately nineteen months, and finally discharged back to ICE after the state dropped the charges against him in April 2011. The district court granted summary judgment for the defendants, finding 2 that Weiss and Rubin were entitled to absolute immunity for their decision not to interview witnesses, and Weiss was entitled to qualified immunity for contacting ICE. We assume the parties’ familiarity with the underlying facts, the procedural history of the case, and the issues on appeal. We review the district court’s grant of summary judgment de novo and focus on whether the district court properly concluded that there was no genuine issue as to any material fact. See Sotomayor v. City of New York, 713 F.3d 163, 164 (2d Cir. 2013). “Absolute immunity bars a civil suit against a prosecutor for advocatory conduct that is intimately associated with the judicial phase of the criminal process,” Giraldo v. Kessler, 694 F.3d 161, 165 (2d Cir. ...

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