No. 90-1047.

932 F.2d 658 (1991)

James C. MATLOCK, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Thomas V. BARNES, in his capacity as the Mayor of the City of Gary, et al., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided May 15, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joseph S. VanBokkelen, Paul A. Leonard, Jr., Goodman, Ball & VanBokkelen, Highland, Ind., for plaintiff-appellee.

Hamilton L. Carmouche, Merrillville, Ind., MacArthur Drake, Gary, Ind., for defendants-appellants.

Before CUMMINGS, COFFEY and EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judges.

CUMMINGS, Circuit Judge.

James Matlock sued the city of Gary, Indiana, and four of its officials, including Mayor Thomas V. Barnes, alleging that he had been transferred from his job as a legal investigator for the city's Law Department in retaliation for his support of Barnes' political enemy, former mayor Richard Hatcher. Invoking 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Matlock sought damages for violations of his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. After a five-day trial,

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