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Wolfe v. Schaefer, 10-1016

In an attorney's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit against the State Attorney and others, arising from his failed 2008 bid for State's Attorney of Cumberland County, Illinois, claiming that defendants violated the Fourth Amendment and the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by publicly disclosing that plaintiff was under investigation by Illinois state agencies for possible violations of legal ethics, tax law, and unemployment-insurance law, district court's dismissal of the suit is affirmed as the fact that a candidate for public office is under investigation for legal and ethical violations is a matter of substantial public interest.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/09/2010
  • Submitted 08/31/2010
  • Decided 08/31/2010
  • Published 08/31/2010



  • United States Seventh Circuit


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