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Constitutional Law Keyed to Rotunda
Garcetti v. Ceballos
Citation:547 U.S. 410 (2006)
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Respondent Richard Ceballos has been employed as a deputy district attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. A defense attorney contacted Ceballos about a pending criminal case and said that there were inaccuracies in an affidavit used to obtain a critical research warrant. After examining, Ceballos determined the affidavit contained serious misrepresentations. A meeting was held to discuss the affidavit. Attendees including Ceballos became heated with one sharply criticizing Ceballos for his handling of the case. Ceballos claims that in the aftermath of these events he was subjected to a serious a retaliatory employment actions.
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