Issue: Does the Louisiana Constitution provide any greater freedom of speech protection to public employees in the context of patronage dismissals than that provided under the U.S. Constitution?
|Area of Law:||Constitutional Law|
|Keywords:||First Amendment; Freedom of speech; Public employees|
|Cited Cases:||565 So.2d 1098; 907 So.2d 103|
The Louisiana case law turns to federal First Amendment precedent in deciding such matters when claims are asserted under the Louisiana Constitution. See, e.g., Cameron v. Paul, 907 So.2d 103 (La. App. 1st Cir. 2005); Finkelstein v. Barthelemy, 565 So.2d 1098 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1990).