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Constitutional – Fired officers’ due process claims can proceed (access required)

Under clearly established law, publication of public safety officers' allegedly defamatory termination letters to the media before holding a name-clearing hearing supported the officers' claims of due process violations. Background During the summer of 2014, Officers with the Bald Head Department of Public Safety engaged in a group text-message chain discussing topics including the Department’s management. Several ...

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