Garcetti

Justice Stephen Breyer’s Memorable First Amendment Passages

Justice Stephen G. Breyer is one of the more scholarly jurists to serve on the nation’s high court, authoring such thought-provoking books such as Active Liberty (2006), Making Our Democracy Work
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Parole Officer is Garcettized, Loses First Amendment Retaliation Case

A longtime parole officer for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) lost her First Amendment retaliation case before a federal district court.   The ruling shows
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Police officers’ First Amendment claims proceed, survive Garcetti

Several police officers from Bishop, California, who alleged they were retaliated against after publishing a no-confidence letter against the former police chief had their First Amendment claims survive a motion
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No First Amendment Protection for Professor Who Spoke Out Against Cheating Students

A former adjunct community college professor has no First Amendment retaliation claim arising out of his speech about students cheating, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Court limits Garcetti – at least a little

Justices reject argument that 2006 decision sharply curtailing public employees’ free speech applied in a case involving court testimony.
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Public employees deserve protection when they testify

In Garcetti v. Ceballos, the Court said public employees retain free-speech rights on the job only when they speak as citizens.
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5 worst free-speech passages

Recently I selected my five favorite free-speech passages from the rich body of the U.S. Supreme Court’s First Amendment jurisprudence. But with the good must come the bad. The following
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Garcettized! ’06 ruling still zapping speech

It was one of the Supreme Court’s most controversial First Amendment decisions in years. It has led to the dismissal of legions of public-employee lawsuits. It has threatened legitimate whistleblowers
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Garcetti’s palpable effect on public-employee speech

“But why do the majority’s concerns, which we all share, require categorical exclusion of First Amendment protection against any official retaliation for things said on the job?” — Justice David
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