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ENDRES v. US, 02-1247, 02-1377

In a joined action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, contending that Indiana discriminated against plaintiffs on account of their religion, one case is dismissed because the Indiana police department is not a "person" as section 1983 uses that term and therefore is not amenable to a suit for damages under that statute. In the second case, the portion of the complaint that deals with failure to accommodate is dismissed.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/01/2002
  • Decided 06/27/2003
  • Published 06/27/2003


  • EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, POSNER, and EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Robert L. StrayerOffice of Attorney General, Columbus, OH, for Amicus Curiae.

  • For Appellees:
  • Steven H. Aden (argued), Rutherford Institute, Charlottesville, VA, Deborah E. Albright (argued), Monday, Rodeheffer, Jones & Albright, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiffs-Appellees., Wayne E. Uhl, Thomas M. Fisher (argued), Office of Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN, for Defendants-Appellants., Sarah E. Harrington (argued), Department of Justice, Civil Rights Div., Washington, DC, for Intervenor-Appellee.
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