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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY,
DENISE B. SIMPSON, individually and in her official
capacity as Director of the Office of Student Conduct,
University of Kentucky; VICTOR HAZARD, in his
official capacity as Associate Vice President for
Student Affairs and Dean of Students, University of
| No. 16-5170|
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Kentucky at Lexington.
No. 5:15-cv-00300—Joseph M. Hood, District Judge.
Argued: April 27, 2017
Decided and Filed: June 15, 2017
Before: GUY, SILER, and DONALD, Circuit Judges.
SILER, Circuit Judge. This case arises out of the federal district court’s involvement in
an ongoing disciplinary hearing against John Doe
at the University of Kentucky. For the
reasons contained herein, we affirm the district court’s decision to abstain, reverse the district
court’s dismissal of the claims against Defendant Denise Simpson, and remand to the district
court to stay the case pending conclusion of the university proceedings.