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Bivens v. Trent, No. 08-2256

By FindLaw Staff on January 06, 2010 2:27 PM

In plaintiff's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action against his Illinois State Police supervisors claiming that they retaliated against him because he complained about the conditions at the firing range, district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendants is affirmed but based on a different reason that plaintiff's internal grievance was on a matter of purely private interest, addressing only the effect of lead contamination on himself and his work environment, it did not raise a matter of public concern and is not protected by the First Amendment.   

Read Bivens v. Trent, No. 08-2256

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Decided January 6, 2010

Judges

Before: Posner, Manion and Evans, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Manion

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