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Muir v. Decatur County, Iowa

Decatur County, Iowa sheriff allegedly sexually harasses staff, resigns. The new acting sheriff fires the former sheriff’s wife, who had worked in the department. Can she sue the acting sheriff for violating her First Amendment right to intimate association? The Eighth Circuit says no; he wasn’t trying to poison her marriage; he was trying to prevent a hostile work environment.


Tags: 2019, Eighth Circuit, First Amendment, Freedom of Association, Harassment

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