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Stokes v. Wilder, 06-60711

In a to 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit against the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and two of its employees, dismissal of claims against one defendant is affirmed where defendant was entitled to qualified immunity because his actions, in the form of pressuring and assisting plaintiff in committing a charged crime, even to the extent that they constituted entrapment under state law, did not by themselves constitute a violation of a constitutional right and were not conscience-shocking.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/29/2007
  • Published 08/30/2007


  • PER CURIAM:, Before DeMOSS, STEWART and PRADO, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • John R. McNeal, Jr., Jackson, MS, David L. Valentine, Ridgeland, MS, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Meredith McCollum Aldridge, Paul Roger Googe, Jr., Jackson, MS, for Defendant-Appellee.