United States Fourth Circuit

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Cannon v. Village of Bald Head Island, 171847

Affirming the district court's denial of qualified immunity regarding alleged due process violations in the case of the firing of emergency personnel officers involved in a group text-message chain that questioned the competence to perform various emergency services, workout tips, sexual gibes, and other inappropriate content, but concluding that the district court erred in holding that officials were not entitled to qualified immunity as to First Amendment retaliation claims and reversing and remanding on those grounds.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/05/30


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  • United States Fourth Circuit


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