No. 88-3225.

881 F.2d 510 (1989)

Brenda DOE, in her own proper person and as next best friend of Michelle Doe, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Booker BOBBITT, Shirley A. Dukes, Devorah Roberts and Barbara Ullman, Individually and as employees of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 9, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John P. DeRose, DeRose & Associates, Burr Ridge, Ill., for Brenda Doe.

Bret A. Rappaport, Asst. Atty. Gen., Karen Michels Caille, Civil Appeals Div., Chicago, Ill., for Booker Bobbitt, Shirley A. Dukes, Barbara Ullman.

Before BAUER, Chief Judge, and CUMMINGS and FLAUM, Circuit Judges.

FLAUM, Circuit Judge.

The question presented by this interlocutory appeal is whether it was clearly established in 1984 that public officials who place a child at risk of violence from private individuals in a foster home violate that child's constitutional rights. The district court thought so and therefore denied the defendants' motion for summary judgment on the ground of qualified immunity. 698 F.Supp. 1415. The defendants...

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