ROSE v. STEPHENS, 00-6542
Summary judgment for the Secretary of Kentucky's Justice Cabinet was proper in a police commissioner's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim, for termination in violation of the First Amendment, where a memorandum written by plaintiff (which he refused to withdraw) was not protected speech under the First Amendment.
- Argued 03/21/2002
- Decided 06/03/2002
- Published 06/03/2002
Before NORRIS, SILER, and GILMAN, Circuit Judges.
United States Sixth Circuit
Bernard Pafunda (argued and briefed), Pafunda Law Offices, Lexington, KY, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
Sheryl G. Snyder (argued and briefed), David L. Hoskins (briefed), Frost, Brown & Todd, Louisville, KY, for Defendant-Appellee.