The plaintiff appeals the district court's order granting summary judgment for defendant Dallas Housing Authority and Sheila Ann Reynolds in a 42 U.S.C. §1983 suit arising from the termination of the plaintiff's housing assistance. To overcome qualified immunity, there must be evidence that 24 CFR §982.553(c) -- that provides for the termination of benefits based on a charge of alleged domestic violence rather than a full conviction -- or its use was unconstitutional under clearly established law. The district court's judgment is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-10969, 05-15-2013.
James v. Dallas Housing Authority
May 24, 2013