5th Circ. Nixes 'Glaringly Dishonest' Ex-Prosecutor's Bias Suit

By Mike LaSusa (February 6, 2020, 7:06 PM EST) -- A Fifth Circuit appeals panel on Thursday upheld a lower court's ruling against a former Mississippi prosecutor who claimed she was fired due to race and gender discrimination, while her boss said he let her go for writing bad checks and using office letterhead to stave off a creditor.

The three-judge panel backed the Mississippi district court's decision to grant a quick win to Robert Smith, the Hinds County district attorney who was sued for civil rights violations and other claims after dismissing assistant district attorney Gale Walker, who is a black woman.

The panel said in an unpublished opinion that...

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