Commentary: Court to resolve circuit split over petition clause protections for government employees

Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra S. Katz and associate Alison A. Asarnow published an article in the National Law Journal entitled “Commentary: Court to resolve circuit split over petition clause protections for government employees.”  The article, published on November 3, 2010, discusses Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, a case that will decide whether the First Amendment's petition clause offers protection from retaliation to state and local government employees who have petitioned the government, without regard to whether the petition addressed a matter of public concern.