Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In a case involving prison guards' suit against other guards, complaint handlers, sheriff, and a County, after plaintiffs' peers allegedly threatened to kill them, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed in part and reversed in part where: 1) requiring guards to report, or maintain a code of silence, on misconduct by their colleagues is not part of freedom of speech as the first amendment does not protect statements made as part of one's job; and 2) a prior-restraint claim, that plaintiffs were bullied and threatened in order to deter them from testifying in a separate suit by inmates, was erroneously dismissed.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Argued May 6, 2009
Decided August 20, 2009