Prosecutor's Race Bias Case Dismissed

Law360, New York (March 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An assistant U.S. Attorney who claimed her boss was a racist could not make a case for discrimination based on bad manners and petty slights, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

A personality clash did not constitute a violation of the Civil Rights Act, the Eighth Circuit judges said in dismissing the race case brought by Native American lawyer Sally Higgins.

Higgins, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, had appealed the U.S. District Court’s dismissal of her claims against Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales for race discrimination and...
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