United States Seventh Circuit

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NIEVES v. BD. OF EDUC. OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, 01-3814

A school employee's claim of First Amendment retaliatory termination is not actionable where no evidence connects the timing of the elimination of her position (as part of a reduction in force) with her protected expression.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/16/2002
  • Decided 07/30/2002
  • Published 07/30/2002

Judges

  • ILANA DIAMOND ROVNER, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, ROVNER, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Terrance A. Norton (argued), Better Government Ass'n, Chicago, IL, for Rose Nieves., Steven M. Laduzinsky (argued), Kane, Laduzinsky & Mendoza, Chicago, IL, for Sharon R. Bender., Lee A. Lowder (argued), Chicago School Reform Bd. of Trustees, Chicago, IL, for Board of Education of City of Chicago.