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DOE v. HECK, 01-3648

Some actions taken by Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare workers in investigating corporal punishment at a private Christian school were unconstitutional, but caseworkers are entitled to qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/30/2002
  • Decided 04/16/2003
  • Published 04/16/2003


  • MANION, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and WOOD, Jr., and MANION, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Stephen M. Crampton (argued), American Family Ass'n, Tupelo, MS, Sheila M. Smith, Milwaukee, WI, for Plaintiffs-Appellants John Doe, Jane Doe, John Roe and Jane Roe 1-7., Michael D. Dean (argued), Dean & McKoy, Waukesha, WI, for Plaintiff-Appellant Greendale Baptist Church and Academy.

  • For Appellees:
  • John J. Glinski (argued), Office of the Atty. Gen., Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, Madison, WI, for Defendants-Appellees.
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