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Texas Judge Fired Staffer Over Facebook Posts, Suit Says

Law360 (May 24, 2018, 7:22 PM EDT) -- A longtime executive assistant and secretary for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has sued it and Judge Kevin Yeary in federal court for allegedly violating her free speech rights by firing her over her politically tinged Facebook posts.

Olga Zuniga says in the May 22 suit that after 14 years of working for the state’s highest criminal court without any write-ups or discipline, Judge Yeary — a Republican elected in 2014 — fired her over Facebook posts she made expressing support for Democratic political candidates...
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Case Title

Zuniga v. Texas Court of Criminal Appeals et al


Case Number

1:18-cv-00434

Court

Texas Western

Nature of Suit

442(Civil Rights: Jobs)

Judge

Judge Robert Pitman

Date Filed

May 22, 2018

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