A federal judge in Atlanta has refused to dismiss a federal civil rights suit against the city of Atlanta and Atlanta police that a citizen filed after his arrest for wearing a mask during a peaceful protest against a police shooting in Ferguson, Mo.. U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May also rejected city lawyers' claims that the officers who detained Gates have immunity from liability. The plaintiff is represented by Cynthia Counts of Duane Morris, and the case is one of three similar 1983 civil rights claims filed by Counts and attorneys Dan Grossman and Gerry Weber.