Garcetti v. Ceballos

Following is the case brief for Garcetti v. Ceballos, United States Supreme Court, (2005) Case Summary for Garcetti v. Ceballos: Ceballos worked for the government, employed as a deputy district attorney. Ceballos was called by the defense to testify to the authenticity of an affidavit which he previously thought may be inaccurate. After testifying he was subject to discipline. Ceballos […]

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Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is a person’s right to speak his or her own opinions, beliefs, or ideas, without having to fear that the government will retaliate against him, restrict him, or censor him in any way. The term “freedom of expression” is often used interchangeably, though the “expression” in this sense has more to do with the way in which […]

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Defamation meaning in law Defamation is a legal term that refers to any statement made by a person, whether verbal or printed, that causes harm to another person’s reputation or character. A defamatory statement made in writing, or “published,” it is considered “libel,” a defamatory statement that is spoken is considered “slander.” Defamation is not considered a criminal act, but […]

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