The petition of the day is:

16-1053

Issues: (1) Whether a judge or jury should decide the fact-intensive question of whether government retaliation is severe enough to deter a person of “ordinary firmness” from continuing to engage in conduct that is protected by the First Amendment; and (2) whether a heightened standard of proof applies when the government retaliates against a citizen through speech, even when the government acts to deter a citizen from petitioning it for a redress of grievances and the individual suffers severe economic injury because of the retaliation.

Posted in Mulligan v. Nichols, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (May. 4, 2017, 11:23 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2017/05/petition-of-the-day-1149/