77 Cited authorities

  1. Garcetti v. Ceballos

    547 U.S. 410 (2006)   Cited 3,378 times   55 Legal Analyses
    Holding if an employee does not speak as a citizen on a matter of public concern, "the employee has no First Amendment cause of action based on his or her employer's reaction to the speech"
  2. Connick v. Myers

    461 U.S. 138 (1983)   Cited 5,281 times   13 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a public employee's questionnaire drafted in connection with a transfer decision did not address a matter of public concern because "the questionnaire, if released to the public, would convey no information at all other than the fact that a single employee [wa]s upset with the status quo"
  3. Grayned v. City of Rockford

    408 U.S. 104 (1972)   Cited 4,315 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a statute's words, even when "marked by flexibility and reasonable breadth, rather than meticulous specificity," are clear based on "what the ordinance as a whole prohibits"
  4. Perry v. Sindermann

    408 U.S. 593 (1972)   Cited 4,227 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that mutually explicit understanding could give rise to protected property interest
  5. Pickering v. Board of Education

    391 U.S. 563 (1968)   Cited 5,134 times   20 Legal Analyses
    Holding teacher's dismissal for criticizing school board unconstitutional
  6. Perry Ed. Assn. v. Perry Local Educators' Assn

    460 U.S. 37 (1983)   Cited 1,973 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the exclusion of communications from one union to potential members while allowing communications from another was not viewpoint discrimination because there was "no indication that the school board intended to discourage one viewpoint and advance another"
  7. New York v. Ferber

    458 U.S. 747 (1982)   Cited 1,786 times   5 Legal Analyses
    Holding child pornography is not subject to First Amendment protections
  8. Rankin v. McPherson

    483 U.S. 378 (1987)   Cited 1,455 times
    Holding clerical employee's dismissal for supporting assassination attempt on President unconstitutional
  9. Virginia v. Black

    538 U.S. 343 (2003)   Cited 760 times   10 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the First Amendment protects the burning of a 25–foot cross at a Ku Klux Klan rally
  10. Bose Corp. v. Consumers Union

    466 U.S. 485 (1984)   Cited 1,467 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the clear-error standard "does not inhibit an appellate court's power to correct errors of law, including . . . a finding of fact that is predicated on a misunderstanding of the governing rule of law"