Former deputy sheriffs sued sheriff, claiming that they were fired in retaliation for the support of sheriff’s opponent. The federal appeals court held that the sheriff was entitled to qualified immunity, since it was not clearly established at time of the firings that deputies were protected from patronage firings. Chuck Hervas and Michael Condon represented the Sheriff in the case. Upton v. Thompson, 930 F.2d 1209 (7th Cir. 1991).