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Insufficient evidence that former DA retaliated (access required)

Appellant Samuel Biers appeals the district court’s entry of judgment as a matter of law in favor of Appellee Tracey Cline during a jury trial on Biers’s First Amendment retaliation claim. Biers claimed that, in 2011, Cline – then the District Attorney of Durham County – conspired to remove Biers from his magistrate position and ...