Sunday, June 24, 2007

Danger. The Second Circuit upheld the District Court's decision dismissing the action of a Transit worker who was fired for making remarks that indicated that he might be violent. The Court assumed that the remarks of the worker were of public interest, but, applying a balancing test, found that the Transit Authority's interest in keeping violent individuals off its work force outweighed the worker's First Amendment rights.

The decision in Blackman v. New York City Transit Authority can be found here.

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