5th Circuit: Louisiana Town’s Clerk Failed To Show Firing Was Motivated By Race

(July 7, 2016, 11:12 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana town’s part-time clerk who was fired due to budget cuts, according to the mayor, failed to show that her firing was motivated by her race, a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled June 28 (Patricia A. Morris v. Town of Independence, et al., No. 15-30986, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 11839).

(Opinion available. Document #73-160708-025Z.)

Patricia Morris, a black woman, was a part-time employee of the Town of Independence, La. Mayor Michael Ragusa, according to the mayor and...
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