|Thompson v. Johnson County Community College|
|Court||United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
|Full case name||William E. Thompson v. Johnson County Community College, et al|
|Decided||March 25, 1997|
|Citation(s)|| 108 F.3d 1388 (10th Cir. 1997)|
116 Ed. Law Rep. 896
97 CJ C.A.R. 455
|Judge(s) sitting||John Carbone Porfilio, Stephen Hale Anderson, Mary Beck Briscoe|
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