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  •  that pledge of open transparent government (13+ / 0-)

    by the Obama administration......

    The Supreme Court heard arguments today over whether public employee who testify under subpoena at public corruption trials should be protected by the First Amendment.

    The position of President Barack Obama’s administration appears to be that they should not be protected.

    Unfortunately, the Obama administration believes it must have the power to retaliate and dissuade employees from engaging in speech that might embarrass or reflect poorly on the government.
    http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/...
    •  That post from FDL has some substantial errors (5+ / 0-)

      For one thing, it seems to give the impression the admin is party to the case, and it isn't. Furthermore, the admin's amica brief supported the terminated employee's free speech rights.

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 11:26:59 AM PDT

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