Douglas Lee Thayer; Richard Lee Thompson; Michael D.earls; Javier Mf. Lopez; Robert L. Clark; Franklindberg, Plaintiffs-appellees, v. Lawrence Kincheloe, Warden; Booth Gardner, Governor; Amose. Reed, Former Secretary; John Lambert, Captain,defendants-appellants, 988 F.2d 122 (9th Cir. 1993)Annotate this Case
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington; Nos. CV-87-742-JLQ, CV-86-036-JLQ, CV-86-798-RJM, CV-87-751-JLQ, CV-87-458-JLQ, and CV-88-004-AAM, Justin L. Quackenbush, Alan A. McDonald, and Robert J. McNichols, District Judges, Presiding.
Before EUGENE A. WRIGHT and ALARCON, Circuit Judges, and FONG,* District Judge.
In light of our decision in Hemphill v. Kincheloe, No. 89-35825 + (9 th Cir. March 3, 1993), we find that the prison officials are entitled to qualified immunity as a matter of law. Based on this finding, we reverse the district court and order judgment in favor of the appellants.