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 The U.S. Supreme Court is shown March 29, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)

SCOTUS broadens free speech protections

Public employees can sue, claiming their civil rights were violated, as long as their employers thought a constitutional right was in play, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.The decision was a victory for a New Jersey man, Jeffrey Heffernan, who was a police officer in Paterson, New Jersey, when the mayor was running for re-election.Heffernan...

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