Docket Nos. 05-5779-cv(L); 05-5998-cv(CON).

474 F.3d 46 (2007)

James ARLIO, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Marlin J. LIVELY, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: January 17, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Karen Lee Torre, Law Offices of Karen Lee Torre, New Haven, CT, for Plaintiff-Appellee James Arlio.

James E. Coyne, Coyne, von Kuhn, Brady & Fries, LLC (Colleen D. Fries and Tyler M. Barhorst, on the brief), Stratford, CT, for Defendant-Appellant Marlin J. Lively.

Before: WINTER, McLAUGHLIN, and STRAUB, Circuit Judges.

McLAUGHLIN, Circuit Judge:

Police officer James Arlio sued the Acting Chief of the Trumbull Police Department, Marlin Lively, in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Arterton, J.) for violation of his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Arlio claimed that Lively, a Republican, suspended him on trumped-up charges because Arlio had the temerity to support local Democratic candidates for office. After trial, a jury found for Arlio and...

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