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Civil Rights: Termination-Retaliation for First Amendment Exercise-Qualified Immunity

Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, alleging they terminated him without due process and in retaliation for the exercise of his free-speech rights; plaintiff also asserted a state-law, wrongful-termination claim. The district court denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on qualified immunity grounds. Where plaintiff’s safety complaints concerning his police vehicle were not protected speech because they ...