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Old 05-30-2006, 07:46 PM
Boris Boris is offline
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Default SCOTUS Decision: Garcetti v. Ceballos

Good blog discussion of this case

Anybody else following this case? IMO a terrible and somewhat scary decision by the majority. Ceballos worked for a prosecutors office and wrote an internal memo suggesting a possibility of illegal behavior in obtaining a search warrant. Ceballos was then re-assigned to a less desirable position apparently in retaliation for the memo. Ceballos claimed his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated. The Supreme Court ruled that speech relating to a gov't employee's job is not protected. The only way it could possibly be protected is if Ceballos wrote a letter to the editor or maybe posted on a personal blog about his opinions. As far as I can tell the decision does everything to promote gov't corruption and nothing much to promote transparent gov't.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: SCOTUS Decision: Garcetti v. Ceballos

That's the beauty of the Supreme Court. They don't decide on what would have the best results. They rule based on what the law says.
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: SCOTUS Decision: Garcetti v. Ceballos

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That's the beauty of the Supreme Court. They don't decide on what would have the best results. They rule based on what the law says.

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Uhhh.... not even close to a true statement. At least read the syllabus to the case before posting moronic generalizations. The majority opinion clearly made a ruling they believed would lead to the "best results".
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:33 PM
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Default Re: SCOTUS Decision: Garcetti v. Ceballos

Cedric should've stuck to his "blindfolded" dunks.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:35 PM
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Default Re: SCOTUS Decision: Garcetti v. Ceballos

Alito is a stooge for big brother and big govt. No question about it. His decisions have been terrible so far an dthis one is no exception. I don't see it getting any better down the road.

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