Friday, August 10, 2012 at 12:00 am (Updated: August 10, 12:00 am)
By DAVID L. HUDSON JR.
First Amendment Center
A former employee with a Nevada school district will have her day in court after a federal district judge ruled she had a clearly established right to attend a public meeting and sit next to her former boss.
Kathleen Nichols was an employee with the Washoe County School District, where she worked as an administrative assistant to the district’s general counsel, Jeffrey Blanck.
In 2003, Blanck came into conflict with Superintendent James Hager, who suspended him as general counsel in January 2004.
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