'We hold that when public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, the employees are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment purposes, and the Constitution does not insulate their communications from employer discipline,' Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the court.Next will come the private sector, then any individual without sufficient accreditation, managerial approval, executive privilege,....
The court's newest justice, Samuel A. Alito Jr., was in the majority as were Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.
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