The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Garcetti v. Ceballos that government employees are not protected by the First Amendment for statements made pursuant to their employment duties. The Seventh Circuit applied that holding in Mills v. City of Evansville and suggested that a government employee enjoys no protection for any speech relating to that employee's job responsibilities. This Comment argues that the three-judge panel in Mills erred by failing to consider the analytical guidelines articulated by the Supreme Court and created a rule that is contrary to Supreme Court precedent.
Tracy F. Mendonides,
Speak No Evil? Government Employee Speech Rights in the Seventh Circuit in Light of Garcetti v. Ceballos,
Seventh Circuit Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.kentlaw.iit.edu/seventhcircuitreview/vol2/iss2/9