Nos. 89-1868, 89-2988.

906 F.2d 1180 (1990)

Eugene WZOREK, Petitioner-Appellee, v. CITY OF CHICAGO, a Municipal Corporation, Respondent-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 13, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John L. Gubbins, Linda Friedman, Gubbins & Associates, Mark LeFevour, Chicago, Ill., and Terrance Mitchell, Homewood, Ill., for plaintiff-appellee.

Lawrence Rosenthal, Asst. U.S. Atty., Arthur N. Christie, Mary L. Smith, James D. Montgomery, Corp. Counsel, Kelly R. Welsh, Asst. Corp. Counsel, and Ruth M. Moscovitch, Asst. Corp. Counsel, Appeals Div., Jonathan P. Siner, Mardell Nereim, Office of the Corp. Counsel, and Donald Hubert, Chicago, Ill., for defendant-appellant.

Before CUMMINGS, EASTERBROOK and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges.

CUMMINGS, Circuit Judge.

The City of Chicago (the "City") appeals from two orders of the district court involving a finding of civil contempt against the City under the so-called Shakman decree, which seeks to limit the effects of political patronage in the treatment of City employees. See Shakman v. Democratic Org. of Cook County, 481 F.Supp. 1315, 1356-1359 (N.D.Ill.1979), reversed in part sub nom. Shakman v...

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