Corpus ID: 7926070

Conduct and Belief : Public Employees ' First Amendment Rights to Free Expression and Political Affiliation

@inproceedings{D2017ConductAB,
  title={Conduct and Belief : Public Employees ' First Amendment Rights to Free Expression and Political Affiliation},
  author={D.},
  year={2017}
}
  • D.
  • Published 2017
Two lines of Supreme Court decisions define the extent to which the Constitution protects public employees1 from dismissal for the exercise of their First Amendment rights.2 The first set of cases governs the employees' right to speak on matters of public concern; the second governs their right to political affiliation. However, the Court has not explained the relationship between these two approaches. As a result, lower courts have had difficulty determining which line of precedent applies to… Expand