United States Ninth Circuit

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Hines v. Youseff, 15-16145

Held that California officials had qualified immunity from claims that they exposed inmates to a heightened risk of contracting Valley Fever. The inmates alleged that the disease exposure was cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment. Reversed in part.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/02/01


  • Kleinfeld


  • United States Ninth Circuit