9th Circ.'s Take On College Faculty 1st Amendment Rights

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently decided two important First Amendment cases — Dahlia v. Rodriguez on the rights of peace officers and Wynar v. Douglas County on the rights of students in high schools.

On Sept. 4, 2013, the court issued a third important First Amendment decision, Demers v. Austin, this one on the free speech rights of faculty members at public colleges. Demers takes the substantial step of allowing such faculty to state free speech claims even as to some...
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