This is a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, an appeal by the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals determination that a statement by a public employee that was in part personally motivated could result in an adverse employment decision. The employee was placed on a special assignment that required him to individually patrol a recognized dangerous neighborhood after publishing an negative article in an employee newsletter about the Milwaukee County Sheriff, David Clarke. The 7th Circuit ruled that the Sheriff's action was not unreasonable, despite the questionable judgment of the Sheriff in allocating the discipline. The Court ruled that the employee's conduct did not address a matter of public concern and was, therefore, unprotected speech.
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