Monday, May 05, 2008

Chief Judge Jones rejects liberty interest claim

The Constitution protects against deprivations of life, liberty, and property without due process of law.

Somewhere along the way came the notion that the concept of liberty includes freedom from being bad-mouthed by the government, but there's more to it than that, as evidenced by the ruling in April by Judge Jones in Etter v. Spencer.

The only such claim that I can recall getting anywhere was in the case of the NCAA compliance officer thrown under the bus by Marshall University, and even in that case there was a dissent from Judge Widener.

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