In his Civil Rights Litigation column, Ilann M. Maazel, a partner at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady writes: As a general proposition, government officials may not take adverse, retaliatory action against individuals because they spoke out on a matter of public concern. But what happens when a plaintiff claims she was arrested in retaliation for protected speech, but the arrest was also supported by probable cause? The Supreme Court recently faced this question in 'Reichle v. Howards.'
Arrests, Probable Cause and the First Amendment
New York Law Journal
July 17, 2012
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