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Heffernan v. City of Paterson, 14-1610

In this case, plaintiff police officer asserts that he was subject to unconstitutional retaliation under the First Amendment when he was demoted after being observed obtaining a local mayoral candidate's campaign sign at the request of his mother. Summary judgment in favor of defendants is affirmed, where: 1) plaintiff has failed to come forward with evidence that he actually exercised his First Amendment rights; and 2) claims of retaliation based only on the perceived exercise of First Amendment rights are foreclosed by Fogarty v. Boles.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/22/2015
  • Published 01/22/2015


  • Vanaskie


  • United States Third Circuit


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