Saturday, October 08, 2016 12:57 PM

JURY FINDS FOR WORKERS IN FIRST AMENDMENT CASE

Two former Monroe County sheriffs office employees who say they were fired for political activities have won a $200,000 settlement from a federal jury in Knoxville, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports[1]. The pair sued Sheriff Tommy Jones and Chief Deputy Randy White, claiming they were fired for being allies of an opposing candidate for sheriff. "No government employee should have to fear that if he supports the wrong candidate, he will lose his job, attorney David Garrison said after the verdict favoring his clients was announced.

| TBA Law Blog[2] References^ the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (www.timesfreepress.com)^ TBA Law Blog

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