No. 10-2094.

642 F.3d 80 (2011)

William FOOTE, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. TOWN OF BEDFORD et al., Defendants, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided April 21, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mark A. Stull , for appellant.

Charles P. Bauer , with whom Beth A. Deragon and Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C. were on brief, for appellee Town of Bedford.

Brian J.S. Cullen , with whom CullenCollimore PLLC was on brief, for individual appellees.

Before BOUDIN, Circuit Judge, SOUTER, Associate Justice, and SELYA, Circuit Judge.

SELYA, Circuit Judge.

A town council refused to reappoint the plaintiff to an unpaid advisory commission after he publicly criticized certain of the council's policies. The plaintiff sued, but the district court jettisoned his case at the summary judgment stage. Foote v. Town of Bedford, No. 1:09-cv-171, 2010 WL 3238315 (D.N.H. Aug. 13, 2010). The plaintiff's appeal presents a nuanced First Amendment question about the relationship between policymakers and...

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