No. 88-1588.

877 F.2d 1114 (1989)

William MARIANI-GIRON, et al., Plaintiffs, Appellees, v. Heriberto ACEVEDO-RUIZ, etc., et al., Defendants, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided June 23, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Paul B. Smith, Jr., San Juan, P.R., with whom Hector Rivera Cruz, Secretary of Justice, Rafael Ortiz Carrion, Sol. Gen., Jose Hamid Rivera and Saldana, Rey, Moran & Alvarado, Hato Rey, P.R., were on brief, for defendants, appellants.

Frank Rodriguez Garcia, Ponce, P.R., for plaintiffs, appellees.

Before CAMPBELL, Chief Judge, COFFIN and TORRUELLA, Circuit Judges.


Plaintiff William Mariani Giron brought this action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (1982) alleging that the defendant, Heriberto Acevedo Ruiz, the director of Puerto Rico's Commonwealth Civil Defense Agency ("CDA"), violated his rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments in discharging him from his position as a zone coordinator for the CDA. After the district court denied Acevedo Ruiz's motion for summary judgment on the ground...

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