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Claim not cognizable under Equal Protection Clause (access required)

Where a former deputy commonwealth’s attorney brought a claim under the 14th  Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause claiming she was fired in retaliation for reporting alleged sex discrimination, her claim was dismissed because the Equal Protection Clause cannot sustain a pure claim of retaliation. Background Collette Marie Wilcox, a former deputy commonwealth’s attorney for Carroll County, sued her ...