As you might have noticed, things have been a bit slower around these parts.  There are a bunch of reasons for that (clients, cases, family, commitments, etc.), but in part, it’s because I’ve been thinking about the next generation of the blog and there’s been a lot going on behind the scenes.  Only so many

I don’t know about you, but this year end has been crazy and the blog posts have dwindled a bit.

So rather than putting together a few haphazard posts, I’m just going to call it a year and we’ll start it over again in a week or so.

There’ll be lots to talk about in

After the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Garcetti several years ago, there was a lot of chatter about whether public employees still had substantive First Amendment free speech rights.

And for a short while, the trend did seem to indicate that speech that related to an employee’s “official job duties” was to be construed

Merry Christmas

As we approach the end of the year, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas (if you celebrate) and a Happy New Year.

We’ve all been through a lot this year (and last year was no picnic either) and this past week in particular. So I wish