City’s Termination of Police Officer Over Facebook Posts Did Not Violate First Amendment

The Fifth Circuit recently held that the City of Greenville, Mississippi, did not violate the First Amendment when it terminated a police sergeant based on her Facebook comments criticizing her police chief. The sergeant, Susan Graziosi, posted the following statement using her home computer, while off duty, after her chief declined to allow police officers

Teacher’s Private Blog Posts Insulting Her Employer, Co-Workers, and Students Not Protected by First Amendment

In Munroe v. Central Bucks School District, a Pennsylvania federal court determined that a public school teacher’s “opprobrious” comments in a private blog about her school, co-workers, students, and parents were not protected speech under the First Amendment. The plaintiff began a private blog in 2009 in which she only identified herself as “Natalie M”