ELROD, SHERIFF, et al. v. BURNS et al.
Supreme Court Cases
427 U.S. 347 (1976)
Legal Principle at Issue
Whether the discharge of a non-civil-service employee of a sheriff's department for not being affiliated with the Democratic party was a violation of the First Amendment's free speech guarantee.
Affirmed (includes modified). Petitioning party did not receive a favorable disposition.
Advocated for Respondent
- John C. Tucker View all cases
Advocated for Petitioner
- Thomas A. Foran View all cases