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.
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