No. 74-1303.

426 U.S. 341 (1976)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 10, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Norman B. Smith argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioner.

Charles E. Burgin argued the cause and filed a brief for respondents.*

MR. JUSTICE STEVENS delivered the opinion of the Court.

Acting on the recommendation of the Chief of Police, the City Manager of Marion, N. C., terminated petitioner's employment as a policeman without affording him a hearing to determine the sufficiency of the cause for his discharge. Petitioner brought suit contending that since a city ordinance classified him as a "permanent employee," he had a constitutional right to...

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