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Ambiguously protected speech

DENVER — The 10th Circuit reversed an Oklahoma federal court’s denial of summary judgment in a county truck driver’s retaliation lawsuit, in which he says the commissioner fired him for criticizing a road plan and the assignment of a sex offender to work near a school. The 10th Circuit holds that, because there are disagreements about what was said and why, these “ambiguities in the context and purpose of the suspected statement” entitle the commissioner to qualified immunity from the suit.

Read the ruling here.

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