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Hanes v. Zurick, No. 09-1043

By FindLaw Staff on August 19, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a civil rights case claiming police denied plaintiff and only plaintiff equal protection  of the law (based on personal animus), district court's denial of police officers' motion to dismiss is affirmed where: 1) the issue of qualified immunity was unambiguously before the court and its denial of the motion to dismiss necessarily included a denial of the defense of the qualified immunity; and 2) circuit precedent holding that a class-of-one claim can be made against police officers for unequal protection of the law is not undermined by the recent holding in Engquist v. Oregon Dep't of Agriculture, 128 S. Ct. 2146 (2008), that no class-of-one equal protection claim can be made in the public-employment context.     

Read Hanes v. Zurick, No. 09-1043

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Argued July 8, 2009
Decided August 18, 2009


Before Rovner, Wood, and Williams, Circuit Judges 
Opinion by Wood, Circuit Judge.

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