No. 99-8095.

235 F.3d 1243 (2000)

Elizabeth PHELAN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. LARAMIE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES; Charles Bohlen; Cheryl W. Porter; John R. Kaiser; Larry Atwell; Donald J. Brown; Tom E. Bauman; Jean Vondrak Brown, in their individual capacity, Defendants-Appellees. Association of Community College Trustees, Amicus Curiae.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

December 19, 2000.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bernard Q. Phelan, Phelan-Watson Law Offices, Cheyenne, Wyoming, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Henry F. Bailey, Jr. (Wallace L. Stock, with him on the brief), Bailey & Stock, Cheyenne, Wyoming, for Defendants-Appellees.

Ira M. Shepard, Paul M. Heylman, and Trina L. Fairley, Schmeltzer, Aptaker & Shepard, P.C., Washington, DC; John A. Coppede and Michelle Pinkowski, Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons, LLP, Cheyenne, Wyoming, filed an Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of the Association of Community College Trustees.

Before SEYMOUR, Chief Judge, TACHA, and EBEL, Circuit Judges.

TACHA, Circuit Judge.

Plaintiff Elizabeth Phelan appeals the district court's grant of Defendant's motion for summary judgment. We exercise jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291 and affirm.

I. Background

Plaintiff Elizabeth Phelan has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Laramie County Community College ("Board") since the college opened in 1968. Claiming a violation of her First Amendment rights, Ms. Phelan sued the Board and...

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