employee speech

Limitations on the speech of public school teachers

By |2019-03-14T18:08:21-04:00March 1st, 2010|Blog|

The limitations on the speech of public school teachers borders on the absurd.  Earlier this month, a federal court ruled that a Mississippi special-education teacher was not entitled to any First Amendment protections for complaining to the school principal that another teacher had used corporal punishment on an autistic child.  A few days after making the complaint, the teacher was [...]

Facebook Reveals the Corporate Face of the Associated Press

By |2019-03-13T15:04:20-04:00June 26th, 2009|Blog|

The media never looked more corporate.  After reprimanding a reporter for posting a comment critical of the company’s investment decisions, the Associated Press has come out with a new policy governing the use of social networking sites.  Among the AP’s requirements for all employees, not just reporters, is: Posting material about the AP’s internal operations is prohibited on employees’ personal [...]