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This Tape Was Never On “Cops”



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San Diego fired a cop for selling a video tape of himself masturbating on eBay, and the cop sued. Today, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling for the cop, effectively upholding the cop’s dismissal. According to the Court, “The speech in question was detrimental to the mission and functions of the employer,” and was not protected by the First Amendment. More on the legal implications of the case here.



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