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THOMPSON v. ILLINOIS DEP'T OF PROF'L REGULATION, 01-4074

A Chief Administrative Law Judge's claim, that demotion and transfer was in retaliation for exercising First Amendment rights, was not actionable where documents attached to the complaint established that claimant had been in a policymaking position.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/23/2002
  • Decided 08/07/2002
  • Published 08/07/2002

Judges

  • BAUER, Circuit Judge., Before:  FLAUM, Chief Judge, BAUER and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Ronald A. Stearney, Jr. (argued), Bellows & Bellows, Chicago, IL, for plaintiff-appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Jeffrey D. Colman (argued), Jenner & Block, Thaddeus S. Gauza (argued), Mitchell B. Goldberg, Blau & Bonavich, Samuel J. Ruffolo, Baum, Ruffolo & Marzal, Chicago, IL, for defendants-appellees.