No. 81-1317.

672 F.2d 693 (1982)

Mike REEL, Appellant, v. ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, Jim Mabry, Individually and as director of the Arkansas Department of Correction; R. G. Britton, Individually and as Assistant Director of Administrative Services, Arkansas Department of Correction; Marshall N. Rush, Individually and as Chairman, Arkansas Board of Correction; Eula Dorsey, Individually and as Vice-Chairman, Arkansas Board of Correction; Thomas H. Wortham, M.D., Individually and as Secretary, Arkansas Board of Correction; Richard E. Griffin, Individually and as a Member of the Arkansas Board of Correction; and John Elrod, Individually and as a Member of the Arkansas Board of Correction, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided March 17, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Rodney E. Slater, Asst. Atty. Gen., Litigation Division, Little Rock, Ark., for appellees.

Wm. R. Wilson, Jr., Little Rock, Ark., for appellant.

Before HEANEY and McMILLIAN, Circuit Judges, and BENSON, District Judge.

McMILLIAN, Circuit Judge.

Mike Reel appeals from the district court's decision to dismiss part of his complaint in an action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. For reversal Reel argues that the district court erred in (1) finding that Reel's release of information to a member of a state investigative commission was not a motivating factor in the decision to fire him, (2) applying the law to the facts surrounding Reel's...


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