The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit determined that a juvenile detention center’s superintendent was entitled to state sovereign immunity from a class action by youth detainees who alleged that they were subjected to unduly harsh conditions after he allowed a popular show to film at the facility.

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Michael B. Brennan of the Seventh Circuit reversed a federal trial court’s ruling denying summary judgment to Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center’s superintendent, Leonard Dixon, after concluding that he was acting within his authority as superintendent in allowing Fox’s “Empire” to film at the facility and was therefore entitled to immunity