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New Times Files Appeal with Ninth Circuit in Lacey v. Arpaio

• Phoenix New Times

New Times had named Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, and Thomas' one-time special prosecutor Dennis Wilenchik as defendants. But a two judge majority on the appeals panel found that of these three, only Wilenchik did not qualify for immunity.

As a prosecutor, Thomas enjoyed full immunity from any liability, and Arpaio deserved qualified immunity in the claim, according to the majority opinion.

 

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