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Supreme Court Rules That First Amendment Protects Employee’s Truthful Testimony

Chalk this one up to “this wasn’t already settled law?”  Yes, it was only last week that the US Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment to the Constitution protects an employee’s right to testify truthfully in a court case.

In 2006, Central Alabama Community College hired Edward Lane to be the Director of a statewide program for underprivileged youth.  An audit revealed that Alabama State Representative Suzanne Schmitz had a “no show” job at the program. Continue reading