commented on Anti-Gay Bigots Surprised to Learn They Don't Speak for Sullivan, Sullivan First Christian Church, Or Sullivan High School
Under Pickering v. Board of Education, 391 U.S. 563 (1968), the District would likely be allowed to terminate the teacher/counselor without violating her first amendment rights, even though her speech was on a matter of public concern, and made while off-duty. Under Pickering, a public school employer may discipline a teacher for certain types of speech which "either impeded the teacher's proper performance of his daily duties in the classroom or to have interfered with the regular operation of the schools generally."
I would say both apply.
Nov 12, 2012
commented on Are You an Obama Voter Sleeping Till Noon?
I have a job, voted for Obama, and couldn't sleep 'til noon if I tried -- like a lot of people. But to be fair to Cal, I did skip out of work a little bit early last Friday...
Jun 13, 2012
commented on I, Anonymous
I am sorry you lost your job. That said, when I moved to CA the only thing I liked better than avocados on everything was booze in every corner and grocery store.
The market will correct, and prices will be better for this.