According to Supreme Court precedent, some civil servants have a property interest in their job and, as a consequence, receive due process protections under the Constitution before they can be fired. In a new episode of POLICYbrief, Gregory Jacob, Partner at O’Melveny & Myers, explains three Supreme Court cases which have come to define the limits of hiring and firing civil servants in the United States. 

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