public employee speech

Justice Souter and the First Amendment

This article is part of an online symposium on the First Amendment Center Online titled Justice Souter & the First Amendment. Justice David Hackett Souter — a man who rose
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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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Teacher taught Miss. schools a free-speech lesson

In the early 1970s, when many public schools in the South finally integrated, some teachers may have had the audacity to complain to their principals about the problems of racial
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Robert Sindermann speaks out about famous Supreme Court case bearing his name

Robert Sindermann looks back with pride upon the seminal U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name. More than 30 years ago, Sindermann, a government professor at Odessa College in
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