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Buker v. Howard County, 15-2066

In a suit brought by a former fire chief against the fire department, alleging that defendants retaliatorily fired him for exercising his First Amendment free-speech rights and that the Department's social media policy, which played a role in plaintiff's termination, was facially unconstitutional under the First Amendment, the district court's judgment is affirmed where: 1) the district court properly granted summary judgment in favor of defendants on plaintiff’s First Amendment retaliation claim; and 2) the district court properly dismissed plaintiff's third-party facial challenge as moot.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/03/20


  • WYNN


  • United States Fourth Circuit


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