No. 06-5149.

487 F.3d 970 (2007)

William C. KING, Appellant v. Alphonso R. JACKSON, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided May 29, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert C. Seldon argued the cause for appellant. With him on the briefs was Molly E. Buie.

Teal Luthy Miller, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, argued the cause for appellee. With her on the brief were Peter D. Keisler, Assistant Attorney General, and Marleigh D. Dover, Special Counsel.

Before: SENTELLE, HENDERSON, and TATEL, Circuit Judges.

Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge TATEL.

TATEL, Circuit Judge.

Appellant alleges that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by forcing him to resign for having opposed the Department's refusal to renew its 2003 Affirmative Employment Plan. The district court granted HUD's motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim on the grounds that Title VII only protects an employee's opposition...

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