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Bryan County, Oklahoma v. Brown

Docket No.: 95-1100
Argued: November 5, 1996
Decided: April 19, 1997

Topics:

Reconstruction Civil Rights Acts (42 USC 1983), Civil Rights, Civil Rights Acts, Liability, Eighth Amendment, Federalism, Section 1983, Sherman Act, murder, patent, probable cause, qualified immunity

PartyNames: BOARD OF the COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRYAN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, Petitioner, v. Jill BROWN et al.
Petitioner: Bryan County, Oklahoma
Respondent: Brown

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 67 F.3d 1174
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Bryan County, Oklahoma
v.
Brown
520 U.S. 397 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1382137 L.Ed.2d 626 (520 U.S.
Question:

May municipalities be held liable for hiring employees who injure someone?

Bryan County, Oklahoma v. Brown
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 05, 1996

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Bryan County, Oklahoma, 4 vote(s) against
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