Court Affirms Firing Of Policeman Who Ran Porn Site

Law360, New York (September 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An Arizona police department did not violate protected speech when it fired a police officer who ran a sexually explicit Web site that displayed photos and videos of his wife, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday disagreed with former police officer Ronald Dible’s claims that his activities were protected by the First Amendment and that the police department improperly terminated his employment.

Although Dible’s conduct may have been unrelated to his job as a police...
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