On April 28, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lane v. Franks. The question in this case is twofold: First, whether the government is categorically free under the First Amendment to retaliate against a public employee for truthful sworn testimony that was compelled by subpoena and was not a part of the employee’s ordinary job responsibilities; and second, whether qualified immunity precludes a claim for damages in such an action. 

To discuss the case, we have Josh Blackman, who is an Assistant Professor of Law Professor at South Texas College of Law.

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