U.S. High Court Hears Arguments In Demoted Detective’s Free Speech Suit
Mealey's (January 20, 2016, 12:35 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Public employees, whether affiliated with a specific party or not, have a right to job protection for perceived political association, the attorney representing a demoted police detective argued Jan. 19 before the U.S. Supreme Court (Jeffrey J. Heffernan v. City of Paterson, New Jersey, et al., No. 14-1280, U.S. Sup.).