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Carey v. Piphus
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The Respondents, Piphus and others (Respondents), boys in Chicago schools were suspended from school. The first for smoking what his principal suspected was marijuana and the second for wearing an earring in violation of the school dress code. Neither was granted a hearing before suspension. Both brought actions pursuant to 42 U.S.C.S. Section: 1983. The trial court, having found a denial of due process, declined to award damages as none had been proven. The 7th Circuit held that the students were entitled to substantial damage awards.
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