Adèle Auxier Keim, counsel for the Becket Fund, explains the First Amendment issues in the upcoming Supreme Court case, Heffernan v. City of Paterson. Officer Heffernan was demoted by his employer after he was seen picking up a campaign sign in support of a rival politician, and claims that he was retaliated against in violation of the Constitution. The City of Paterson argues that since Officer Heffernan was picking up the campaign sign for someone else, that there was no violation of the First Amendment. This video explains the Constitutional Right of Freedom of Assembly and its role as gatekeeper for other Constitutional rights.
Ms. Keim co-authored an amicus brief for the Becket Fund in support of Officer Heffernan.
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