United States Seventh Circuit

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ABRAMS v. WALKER, 01-2447

An attorney's First Amendment retaliation claim arising from his arrest during a client's traffic stop was not actionable, because he had no constitutional right to engage in disobedient and dilatory conduct, and he was not arrested for his speech.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/19/2002
  • Decided 10/10/2002
  • Published 10/10/2002

Judges

  • COFFEY, Circuit Judge., Before COFFEY, EASTERBROOK, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Thomas Peters (argued), Murphy, Peters & Davis, Chicago, IL, for plaintiff-appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Nadine J. Wichern (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Civil Appeals Division, Chicago, IL, for defendant-appellee.