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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.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 03/21/2002
  • Decided 06/03/2002
  • Published 06/03/2002


  • Before NORRIS, SILER, and GILMAN, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Sixth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Bernard Pafunda (argued and briefed), Pafunda Law Offices, Lexington, KY, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Sheryl G. Snyder (argued and briefed), David L. Hoskins (briefed), Frost, Brown & Todd, Louisville, KY, for Defendant-Appellee.
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