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Bianchi v. Chrzanowski

Petition for certiorari denied on June 30, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-498 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether, when an assistant state’s attorney testified against the State’s Attorney pursuant to a subpoena, concerning alleged improper influence by the State’s Attorney as to a plea agreement entered into between the assistant state’s attorney and a defense attorney, the assistant state’s attorney was acting within his job duties such that his speech was not protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and (2) whether the contours of any First Amendment protections that might have attached to the assistant state’s attorney’s testimony were sufficiently clear such that a reasonable official would understand that by taking adverse employment action against the assistant state’s attorney, the official’s actions would be violating the assistant state’s attorney’s free speech right.

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 18 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 21, 2013)
Nov 21 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 16, 2013.
Dec 16 2013Brief of respondent Kirk Chrzanowski in opposition filed.
Dec 31 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 17, 2014.
Jan 13 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 17, 2014.
Jun 23 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.
Jun 30 2014Petition DENIED.
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