Scope of First Amendment Protection of Public Employees [Legal Intelligencer]

Stephen Miller and Nicholas Karwacki, both of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discuss the scope of the First Amendment protection of public employees in The Legal Intelligencer. The constitutional impact of a public employer's mistaken beliefs about an employee took center stage at the U.S. Supreme Court in January. In Heffernan v. City of Paterson, No. 14-1280, the Supreme Court will decide whether the First Amendment protects a public employee who was fired after his ­employer mistakenly believed he was adopting a disfavored political position in an ­upcoming election.

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