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Bryant v. Jones, No. 06-16591

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1981 action challenging a county's alleged plan to replace white county managers with African-Americans, denial of qualified immunity to defendants is affirmed where a reasonable official would have known that discriminating against county managers on account of their race was unlawful. However, a denial of legislative immunity to one defendant is reversed where the preparation of a budget proposal related to his legislative duties.

Read Bryant v. Jones, No. 06-16591

Appellate Information

Filed July 31, 2009


Opinion by Judge Tjoflat