public employee

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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Teacher looks back on letter that led to firing — and Supreme Court victory

Retired public high school science teacher Marvin Pickering had no idea that his battle with Illinois school board officials more than three decades ago would lead to the seminal Supreme
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