HLD, v. 30, n. 5
U.S. Supreme Court Denies
Review Of Tenth Circuit's Ruling That Hospital Employee's � 1983 Claim
The U.S. Supreme Court denied review of the Tenth Circuit's ruling
that a state university hospital employee's 42 U.S.C. � 1983 claim that
her discharge was partially in retaliation for her speech concerning internal
air quality should never have been submitted to a jury. The hospital was entitled
to judgment as a matter of law because employee's interest as a citizen commenting
on a matter of public concern did not outweigh the interests of the hospital
in promoting the efficiency of the public services it performs. The Tenth Circuit's
opinion is published at 260 F.3d 1218 (10th Cir. 2001) and is summarized at
HLD, v. 29, n. 11, at p. 34.
Craven v. University of Colo. Hosp. Auth., cert. denied,
70 U.S.L.W. 3573 (U.S. Mar. 19, 2002).