United States Ninth Circuit
Coomes v. Edmonds Sch. Dist. No. 15, 13-35747
In action brought by a public school teacher against her former employer, contending that she was wrongfully discharged for voicing concerns over the district's plans for students in her Emotional/Behavioral Disorders program, the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants is: 1) affirmed where plaintiff's speech was part of her duties and not protected by the First Amendment; but 2) vacated and remanded where the Washington Supreme Court has overruled its precedent that the district court relied on in adjudicating plaintiff's wrongful discharge claim.
- Published 2016/03/23
- United States Ninth Circuit