TV News LIES

Wednesday, Sep 03rd

Last update01:41:00 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Supreme Court Sides With Whistleblower In Retaliation Case

Supreme Court Sides With Whistleblower In Retaliation Case

E-mail Print PDF

supreme courtIn a case over retaliation against a public employee who was fired after testifying about corruption, the Supreme Court says the man gave testimony as a concerned citizen and should not have been punished. The decision was unanimous, overturning lower courts.

In the case of Lane v. Franks, Edward Lane sued Central Alabama Community College president Steve Franks after Lane was fired from his job leading the school's program for at-risk youth. Lane had determined a state representative was on the program's payroll, despite doing no work for the group. Franks fired him after Lane testified in an ensuing FBI case against the elected official.

The Supreme Court justices ruled that the First Amendment "protects a public employee who provided truthful sworn testimony, compelled by subpoena, outside the course of his ordinary job responsibilities."

will send part of the case back to the lower courts, as the justices said Franks, who has since retired, is entitled to limited immunity due to acting in an official capacity. In that portion of their ruling, they agreed with the lower courts' decisions. The justices are sending Lane's case against the college's current interim leader (who inherited the "official" portion of the lawsuit) back to the lower courts.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Home Depot's credit cards may have been hacked

home depotA massive batch of credit and debit card information that went on sale on a criminal...

DNA evidence could exonerate two in North Carolina death row case

DNA can exonerate NC inmatesTwo North Carolina men who have been behind bars for 30 years, one of them on...

More than 30 teenagers escape from Tennessee prison

teens escape detentionNine teenagers are still being sought after more than 30 held at a juvenile detention centre...

More than 70 arrested at NC Moral Monday protests

Moral Monday arrestMore than 70 protesters were handcuffed and taken to jail during the weekly Moral Monday protests...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!