Immunity for Warden in Hiring Decision
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The defendant warden was entitled to qualified immunity for departing from the usual hiring practice (i.e., preferring in-house candidates to those from other prisons) in filling a lieutenant's position in order to increase the amount of minority representation in such jobs at the prison. It was clearly established in 1992 that such action would not violate the plaintiff's equal protection rights. See: Elwell v. Dobucki, 224 F.3d 638 (7th Cir. 2000).