High Court To Tackle 1st Amendment Retaliation Fight

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 6:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a challenge to an Eleventh Circuit ruling from a community college worker who was fired after testifying against an ex-Alabama legislator that nixed his retaliation claim and allegedly applied a “uniquely restrictive interpretation” of the First Amendment.  

Petitioner Edward Lane, former director of the Community Intensive Training for Youth Program of Central Alabama Community College, said in his Oct. 15 petition for high court review that the appeals court's denial of First Amendment protection to his subpoenaed testimony...
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