From the Editor – Discrimination

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Former debtor not protected in political appointment. The Wisconsin Governor had intended to appoint an individual as interim county register of deeds but decided not to do so after learning of her prior bankruptcy filing. The individual then sued the Governor and another governmental official for violation of statutory and constitutional rights, but the Seventh Circuit held that the defendants had not waived qualified immunity. The defense of qualified immunity was not raised until the answer to plaintiff’s amended complaint. The defendants, as governmental officials, had qualified immunity . . .

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