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Civil Rights: First Amendment-Political Patronage-Qualified Immunity

Where circuit court employees brought First Amendment political-patronage claims against the newly elected court clerk and his subordinate, the denial of qualified immunity to the defendants is affirmed because the evidence showed that the plaintiffs’ political affiliations and campaign activities ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Failure to Protect from Violence-Qualified Immunity

Plaintiff sued various state corrections officers under §1983, alleging they failed to protect him from attacks by other inmates. The district court denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on grounds of qualified immunity, finding a material factual dispute regarding whether ...

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