No. 00-4200

259 F.3d 842 (2001)

Eric Michael, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. St. Joseph County, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 3, 2001

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael L. Schultz (argued), Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Peter J. Agostino (argued), Anderson, Agostino & Keller, South Bend, IN, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before FAIRCHILD, BAUER, and POSNER, Circuit Judges.

FAIRCHILD, Circuit Judge.

Eric Michael, a former employee of the St. Joseph County Health Department (the "Department"), brought this action alleging that the Department and various managers violated his First Amendment rights by suspending him for publicly criticizing the Department's water-quality policies. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants. We affirm.

Michael began working for the Department as a sanitarian in 1989....

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