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First Amendment 101: Public Employee Free Speech after Dahlia v. Rodriguez

A public employee does not lose his or her constitutional right to free speech when they enter the workplace.  That the speech occurs at work, or pertains to work, is not dispositive about whether the speech is protected under the First Amendment.  Only speech that is on a matter of public concern and made as a citizen is potentially protected. Continue Reading...