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Case: Individual Employment Rights/Local Government Liability (7th Cir.)

Nov. 7, 2019, 9:23 PM

A woman fired from her job at the State’s Attorney’s Office in Macon County, Ill. failed to state a federal claim against the county based on alleged violations of her constitutional right to intimate association with her husband, a convicted felon, and her right to engage in activity protected by the First Amendment. Macon County didn’t delegate its policymaking authority to the State’s Attorney who made the decision to terminate her employment, so the county wasn’t responsible for a final policy regarding her firing. A plaintiff seeking to recover for county wrongdoing must adequately allege that the illegal acts were...

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