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LANE v. FRANKS

Docket No.: 13-483
Certiorari Granted: Jan 17 2014
Argued: April 28, 2014
Decided: June 19, 2014

Topics:

Eleventh Amendment, First Amendment, equitable relief, qualified immunity, retaliation, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Edward R. Lane v. Steve Franks, in His Individual Capacity, and Susan Burrow, in Her Official Capacity as Acting President of Central Alabama Community College
Petitioner: Edward R. Lane
Respondent: Steve Franks, in His Individual Capacity, and Susan Burrow, in Her Official Capacity as Acting President of Central Alabama Community College

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Citation: 523 Fed.Appx. 709
Supreme Court Docket

Edward R. Lane
v.
Steve Franks, in His Individual Capacity, and Susan Burrow, in Her Official Capacity as Acting President of Central Alabama Community College
Question Presented:

1. Is the government categorically free under the First Amendment to retaliate against a public employee for truthful sworn testimony that was compelled by subpoena and was not a part of the employee's ordinary job responsibilities? 2. Does qualified immunity preclude a claim for damages in such an action?

LANE v. FRANKS
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 28, 2014

Listen to Oral Argument in LANE v. FRANKS
Holding: AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED
Vote: 9-0
Majority: unanimous
Concurring: Thomas,Scalia,Alito
Opinion By:
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