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Waronker v. Hempstead Union Free School District

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-893 2nd Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the First Amendment protects speech by a public official that is required by law and that reports and exposes corruption; and (2) whether speech by a public official reporting misconduct to external government officials, outside the chain of command, is protected by the First Amendment, as held by the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 9th and 10th Circuits, or whether such speech is unprotected under Garcetti v. Ceballos as held by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in this case and by the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th and District of Columbia Circuits.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 15 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 18, 2020)
Feb 04 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 18, 2020 to March 19, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 05 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 19, 2020, for all respondents.
 
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