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Neither the briefs nor the Court's opinion provides convincing grounds for finding these alternative case-management tools inadequate, either in general or in the case before us. It concluded that Twombly called for a “flexible ‘plausibility standard,’ which obliges a pleader to amplify a claim with some factual allegations in those contexts where such amplification is needed to render the claim plausible.” Id., at 157–158. 157a (hereinafter Complaint). On the facts respondent alleges the arrests Mueller oversaw were likely lawful and justified by his nondiscriminatory intent to detain aliens who were illegally present in the United States and who had potential connections to those who committed terrorist acts. 2731, 81 L.Ed.2d 628 (1984), the plaintiffs in Twombly flatly pleaded that the defendants "ha[d] entered into a contract, combination or conspiracy to prevent competitive entry... and ha[d] agreed not to compete with one another." It was therefore a final decision "subject to immediate appeal." To take the complaint from a level of conceivability to plausibility, additional facts are needed. for Cert. The complaint also alleged that the defendants’ “parallel course of conduct … to prevent competition” and inflate prices was indicative of the unlawful agreement alleged. The orders within this narrow category “are immediately appealable because they ‘finally determine claims of right separable from, and collateral to, rights asserted in the action, too important to be denied review and too independent of the cause itself to require that appellate consideration be deferred until the whole case is adjudicated.’ ” Ibid.

Similarly, two Terms ago in Wilkie v. Robbins, 551 U. S. 537 (2007), the Court considered another interlocutory order denying qualified immunity.

to Pet. (quoting Jones v. Chicago, 856 F.2d 985, 992 (C.A.7 1988) (Posner, J. There are several reasons, starting with the position Ashcroft and Mueller have taken and following from it. To conduct it, a court of appeals may be required to consult a "vast pretrial record, with numerous conflicting affidavits, depositions, and other discovery materials."

The attendant risk of error is palpable. It further alleges that "[t]he policy of holding post-September-11th detainees in highly restrictive conditions of confinement until they were `cleared' by the FBI was approved by Defendants ASHCROFT and MUELLER in discussions in the weeks after September 11, 2001." Wilson v. Layne, 526 U.S. 603, 609, 119 S.Ct. It is not mandatory for the court to afford legal conclusion with the same degree of deference just because the facts in the complaint must allege sufficient facts.

Iqbal seeks to recover on a theory that Ashcroft and Mueller at least knowingly acquiesced (and maybe more than acquiesced) in the discriminatory acts of their subordinates; if he can show this, he will satisfy Ashcroft and Mueller’s own test for supervisory liability. 29 (quoting Farmer v. Brennan, 511 U. S. 825, 837 (1994)).

The complaint alleged, inter alia, that petitioners designated Iqbal a person “of high interest” on account of his race, religion, or national origin, in contravention of the First and But the allegations and pleadings with respect to these actors are not before us here.

It does not give him license to evade Rule 8’s less rigid, though still operative, strictures.

550 U. S. 544

Every Bundle includes the complete text from each of the titles below: PLUS: Hundreds of law school topic-related videos from The Understanding Law Video Lecture Series™: Monthly Subscription ($19 / Month) Annual Subscription ($175 / Year). Since Iqbal has not established the required element of plausibility, the complaint does not state a proper claim against Ashcroft and the other officials.

Where the claim is invidious discrimination in contravention of the First and Fifth Amendments, our decisions make clear that the plaintiff must plead and prove that the defendant acted with discriminatory purpose. See, e.g., Whitfield v. Meléndez-Rivera, 431 F. 3d 1, 14 (CA1 2005) (distinguishing between respondeat superior liability and supervisory liability); Bennett v. Eastpointe, 410 F. 3d 810, 818 (CA6 2005) (same); Richardson v. Goord, 347 F. 3d 431, 435 (CA2 2003) (same); Hall v. Lombardi, 996 F. 2d 954, 961 (CA8 1993) (same). Evaluating the sufficiency of a complaint is not a "fact-based" question of law, so the problem the Court sought to avoid in Johnson is not implicated here. to Pet. 1955. Because vicarious liability is inapplicable to Bivens and § 1983 suits, a plaintiff must plead that each Governmentofficial defendant, through the official's own individual actions, has violated the Constitution. Pp. True, the categories of "fact-based" and "abstract" legal questions used to guide the Court's decision in Johnson are not well defined. 1695. But this response bespeaks a fundamental misunderstanding of the enquiry that Twombly demands.

Petitioners do not press this argument, however, so we assume, without deciding, that respondent’s First Amendment claim is actionable under Bivens.

According to Iqbal's complaint, prison staff in the special unit subjected him to unjustified strip and body cavity searches, id., ¶¶ 136-140, at 181a, verbally berated him as a "`terrorist'" and "`Muslim killer,'" id., ¶ 87, at 170a-171a, refused to give him adequate food, id., ¶ 91, at 171a-172a, and intentionally turned on air conditioning during the winter and heating during the summer, id., ¶ 84, at 170a. Brief for Respondent Iqbal 15 (hereinafter Iqbal Brief). In his complaint, Iqbal (P) argued that Twombly set the standard only for cases of antitrust pleadings, but this argument is unsupported because Twombly sets the standard of good pleading for all civil cases. Respondent disagrees.

Lauren J. Resnick, Fernando A. Bohorquez, Jr., Baker & Hostetler LLP, New York, NY, Thomas D. Warren Karl Fanter, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Cleveland, OH, for Michael Rolince. Respondent counters that our holding in Johnson, 515 U. S. 304, confirms the want of subject-matter jurisdiction here. 1955. 2806. Id., at 136a-137a (relying on Conley v. Gibson, 355 U.S. 41, 78 S.Ct. 515. Michael L. Martinez, David E. Bell, Matthew F. Scarlato, Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, DC, for Respondent Dennis Hasty. Where the claim is invidious discrimination in contravention of the First and Fifth Amendments, our decisions make clear that the plaintiff must plead and prove that the defendant acted with discriminatory purpose. . Again they conceded, however, that they would be subject to supervisory liability if they "had actual knowledge of the assertedly discriminatory nature of the classification of suspects as being `of high interest' and they were deliberately indifferent to that discrimination." In Bivens—proceeding on the theory that a right suggests a remedy—this Court "recognized for the first time an implied private action for damages against federal officers alleged to have violated a citizen's constitutional rights." Id., at 565-566, 127 S.Ct. The concerns that animated the decision in Johnson are absent when an appellate court considers the disposition of a motion to dismiss a complaint for insufficient pleadings. The allegation in Johnson was that five defendants, all of them police officers, unlawfully beat the plaintiff.

2932, 92 L.Ed.2d 209 (1986)). Moreover, the factual allegations that the FBI, under Mueller, arrested and detained thousands of Arab Muslim men, and that he and Ashcroft approved the detention policy, do not plausibly suggest that petitioners purposefully discriminated on prohibited grounds. These bare assertions, much like the pleading of conspiracy in Twombly, amount to nothing more than a "formulaic recitation of the elements" of a constitutional discrimination claim, 550 U.S., at 555, 127 S.Ct.

Id., at 174. That aside, the majority's holding that the statements it selects are conclusory cannot be squared with its treatment of certain other allegations in the complaint as nonconclusory.

Accepting the truth of that allegation, the complaint does not show, or even intimate, that petitioners purposefully housed detainees in the ADMAX SHU due to their race, religion, or national origin. Respondent was designated a person "of high interest" to the September 11 investigation and in January 2002 was placed in a section of the MDC known as the Administrative Maximum Special Housing Unit (ADMAX SHU). It further claims that "[t]he policy of holding post-September-11th detainees in highly restrictive conditions of confinement until they were `cleared' by the FBI was approved by Defendants ASHCROFT and MUELLER in discussions in the weeks after September 11, 2001." for Cert.

The basic thrust of the qualified-immunity doctrine is to free officials from the concerns of litigation, including "avoidance of disruptive discovery."

The legal issue there was whether a Bivens action can be employed to challenge interference with property rights.

I am unsure what the general test for supervisory liability should be, and in the absence of briefing and argument I am in no position to choose or devise one. Iqbal claims that on the day he was transferred to the special unit, prison guards, without provocation, “picked him up and threw him against the wall, kicked him in the stomach, punched him in the face, and dragged him across the room.” First Amended Complaint in No. The allegation in Johnson was that five defendants, all of them police officers, unlawfully beat the plaintiff.

Id., at 555, 127 S.Ct.

2151. .

6–10. Id., ¶ 96, at 172a-173a. to Pet. 7–8. The question presented by a motion to dismiss for insufficient pleadings does not turn on the controls placed on the discovery process. These bare assertions, much like the pleading of conspiracy in Twombly, amount to nothing more than a “formulaic recitation of the elements” of a constitutional discrimination claim, 550 U. S., at 555, namely, that petitioners adopted a policy “ ‘because of,’ not merely ‘in spite of,’ its adverse effects upon an identifiable group.” Feeney, 442 U. S., at 279. The attendant risk of error is palpable. Respondent pleaded guilty to the criminal charges, served a term of imprisonment, and was removed to his native Pakistan. Following the 2001 attacks, the FBI and other entities within the Department of Justice began an investigation of vast reach to identify the assailants and prevent them from attacking anew.

Rule Civ. Brief for Petitioners 50; see also Reply Brief for Petitioners 21-22.

to Pet. Id., at 555. We hold that respondent's complaint fails to plead sufficient facts to state a claim for purposeful and unlawful discrimination against petitioners. Where a complaint pleads facts that are “merely consistent with” a defendant’s liability, it “stops short of the line between possibility and plausibility of ‘entitlement to relief.’ ” Id., at 557 (brackets omitted). 2018, 56 L.Ed.2d 611 (1978) (finding no vicarious liability for a municipal "person" under 42 U.S.C. But the applicability of the doctrine in the context of qualified-immunity claims is well established; and this Court has been careful to say that a district court's order rejecting qualified immunity at the motion-to-dismiss stage of a proceeding is a "final decision" within the meaning of § 1291.

As a consequence, it held respondent's pleading adequate to allege petitioners' personal involvement in discriminatory decisions which, if true, violated clearly established constitutional law.

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