United States Fifth Circuit

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KINNEY v. WEAVER, 00-40557

Law enforcement officials are not entitled to qualified immunity as to police academy instructors' 42 U.S.C. section 1985 and section 1983 First Amendment claims, or to state official immunity against the tort claim.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/19/2004
  • Published 04/15/2004

Judges

  • KING, Chief Judge:, Before KING, Chief Judge, and JOLLY, HIGGINBOTHAM, DAVIS, JONES, SMITH, WIENER, BARKSDALE, EMILIO M. GARZA, DeMOSS, BENAVIDES, STEWART, DENNIS, CLEMENT, and PRADO, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Gregory Duane Smith (argued), Herschel Tracy Crawford, Ramey & Flock, Tyler, TX, for Smith and Smith County, TX., Michael Keith Dollahite, Ritcheson, Dollahite & Lauffer, Tyler, TX, for Young, City of Tyler, TX and East Texas Police Chief's Ass'n., Louis Charles Van Cleef, Holmes & Moore, Longview, TX, Robert Scott Davis, Flowers Davis, Tyler, TX, for Weaver, Green, Gregg Cty., TX and Harrison Cty., TX., William S. Helfand, Kevin D. Jewell, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin, Houston, TX, for Moore, Williams, Gibson, City of Kilgore, TX, City of Marshall, TX and City of Nacogdoches, TX.

  • For Appellees:
  • Curtis B. Stuckey (argued), Alex Arthur Castetter, Stuckey, Garrigan & Castetter, Nacogdoches, TX, Leslie Stephen Mendelsohn, Les Mendelsohn & Associates, San Antonio, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

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