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The last Section 1983 Litigation column (March 5, 2013) focused on recent decisions concerning absolute prosecutorial immunity. Absolute immunity protects prosecutors sued under §1983 for carrying out their advocacy functions, but not for functions essentially investigative or administrative in nature. These later functions are governed by the lesser protection of qualified immunity. It is not always easy to determine, however, whether a prosecutor carried out an advocacy function as opposed to an administrative or investigative function. This column addresses recent decisions applying prosecutorial immunity to §1983 claims relating to (1) extradition proceedings; (2) material witness warrants; (3) plea bargaining; and (4) post-conviction proceedings.

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