No. 21-10162.

80 F.4th 1342 (2023)

Langston AUSTIN, On behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Ernest Fuller, III, On behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA, E. Neal Jump, Individually, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

Filed: September 14, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Patrick J. Hannon , Peter Lampros , Gordon Gerhard Van Remmen , Hall & Lampros, LLP, Atlanta, GA, Joseph Richard Padgett , Roden Law, Savannah, GA, Thomas A. Withers , Withers Law Firm, PC, Savannah, GA, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Richard K. Strickland , Emily Rose Hancock , Brown Readdick Bumgartner Carter Strickland & Watkins, LLP, Brunswick, GA, Aaron Mumford , Glynn County Attorney's Office, Brunswick, GA, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before William Pryor, Chief Judge, Marcus, Circuit Judge, and Mizelle, District Judge.

This appeal turns on whether Sheriff E. Neal Jump of Glynn County, Georgia, and other sheriffs like him, act as arms of the State of Georgia when making compensation decisions for their employees. Under our precedent, the answer is yes. Because Sheriff Jump is entitled to Eleventh...

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