Issue: Whether a government employee’s truthful testimony under oath qualifies as speech “as a citizen on a matter of public concern,” requiring a balancing of the interests surrounding the speech and its consequences in order to assess the constitutionality of the adverse government action.
On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the October 17 Conference. We do not expect any decisions on the merits but will report promptly on any orders. The Court's next Conference is scheduled for October 31. The November sitting begins November 3.