In previous years, the Court released ... (click to view)
Editor's Note :
In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.
Issue: Whether a government employee’s truthful testimony under oath qualifies as speech “as a citizen on a matter of public concern,” requiring a balancing of the interests surrounding the speech and its consequences in order to assess the constitutionality of the adverse government action.