Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Virginia M. O'Leary (argued), O'Leary & Associates, Oakland City, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
Robert W. Rock (argued), Bowers Harrison, Evansville, IN, for Defendant-Appellee.
Before EASTERBROOK, ROVNER, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge.
"[W]hen public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, the employees are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment purposes, and the Constitution does not insulate their communications from employer discipline." Garcetti v. Ceballos, ___ U.S. ___, 126 S.Ct. 1951, 1953, ___ L.Ed.2d ___ (2006). That principle resolves this appeal.
Brenda Mills was a sergeant of the Evansville, Indiana, police with responsibilities...
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