VanDeusen and Cox on Lane v. Franks (PDF)
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In an important public employee free speech decision, a unanimous Supreme Court held that a public employee who, pursuant to a subpoena, testifies truthfully at trial is protected by the First Amendment from employer discipline, at least in those circumstances where the testimony is not related to the individual's duties as an employee. In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Darrell VanDeusen and Kevin Cox discuss the impact of the decision.
Darrell VanDeusen is the president of the metropolitan Baltimore law firm Kollman & Saucier, P.A., and has represented management in all areas of labor and employment law for nearly 30 years. Darrell also teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore Law School. His chapters on the Family & Medical Leave Act, published by LexisNexis as part of its Labor and Employment Law treatise, have been cited by federal appellate courts as authoritative on the subject.
Kevin Cox is an Associate at Kollman & Saucier. Kevin graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law and holds Master of Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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