CockleBur contributor and UVA Law Professor Dan Ortiz earned a big SCOTUS win yesterday in Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, No. 09-1476. This is how SCOTUS Blog's Lyle Denniston described the Court's opinion: Solemnly fretting that lawsuits by government employees challenging their bosses might disrupt official activity by, among other ploys, an emotional appeal to a jury [...]
21 Jun, 2011
20 Jan, 2011
On Tuesday, we filed the Respondent's Brief in Borough of Duryea, Pennsylvania, et al v. Guarnieri, No. 09-1476. Since SCOTUS Blog does not appear to have the Petitioner's Brief on their site, I thought we would place this one on the blogosphere as well.
9 Dec, 2010
One of the CockleBur contributors, Dan Ortiz, recently filed this Petitioner's Brief in Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, No. 09-1476. The Question Presented in the case is: Can public employees sue their employers under the Petition Clause for adverse employment actions allegedly resulting from the employees’ petitioning on matters of purely private concern?
12 Oct, 2010
Today, the Supreme Court released its order list from last week’s Conference. Among the seven petitions for writ of certiorari that were granted was the petition in Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, No. 09-1476. The petition was filed by CockleBur contributor Dan Ortiz from the University of Virginia Supreme Court Clinic.