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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The employees are not political appointees, are they? They aren't elected. To require them to support the boss who is an elected official seems to me to be a violation of their rights.
    Why should he keep them on? They publicly expressed that they are against him in the election. I'd fire them too.
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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Why should he keep them on? They publicly expressed that they are against him in the election. I'd fire them too.
    I see. You like butt kissers, then.
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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I see. You like butt kissers, then.
    No, just people that aren't going to undermine my office.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Same. I have about 300 people on my fb. NONE work with me. ALL know me personally. The overwhelming majority are family or decades long friends. If someone tried to find me on FB it would be damn near impossible and the most theyŽd see is a blank profile pic with my name next to it. You cant contact/add me. IŽll decide whether I add people or not and if I do want to, IŽll go looking for them.
    Most of my FB friends are family or IRL friends. I have two networking friends and a few people from this site that I spoke with for quite some time before adding.
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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Liking something is basically saying I like this or I like that.How in the hell can that judge say this is not a 1st amendment issue?
    Because the 1st amend says the govt cant stop you from saying that you like something. It doesn't stop private parties from using what you say when making their own decisions

    However, because this involves political speech, I disagree with this decision. If "supporting their boss' re-election" were a part of the employees job description, I would agree, but its' not
    Last edited by sangha; 06-02-12 at 05:48 PM.
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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Why should he keep them on? They publicly expressed that they are against him in the election. I'd fire them too.
    Because "supporting their boss' re-election" is not a part of their job description
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Because "supporting their boss' re-election" is not a part of their job description
    at least not the written part.
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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Because "supporting their boss' re-election" is not a part of their job description
    and keeping employees who have made a public statement against their employer is a requirement of the employer.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    and keeping employees who have made a public statement against their employer is a requirement of the employer.
    When the employer is a govt agency, yes it is
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    When the employer is a govt agency, yes it is
    What about Gen. McChrystal and Marine Staff Sgt. Gary Stein, both whom were Government employees.
    Last edited by Redbeard; 06-03-12 at 04:16 PM.

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