|Citation:||524 F.3d 91|
First Amendment: Employee Speech
Five correctional officers were suspended from their jobs after discussing union-related business while on duty. The officers brought a section 1983 suit bringing a free speech retaliation claim against the sheriff. The jury found favor of the officers, and the First Circuit affirmed. The questions presented are:
Brian Wolfman of Public Citizen assisted the respondent at the cert stage, and the Surpeme Court denied cert.