Ninth Circuit Revives Teacher’s First Amendment Lawsuit and Rules MAGA Hat Was Protected Speech

January 2023
Employment Law Notes
Plaintiff Eric Dodge was a long-time teacher in the Evergreen School District (“the District”) in Vancouver, Washington. In August 2019, Dodge attended two teacher training days and brought a Make America Great Again (“MAGA”) hat. The first day of training involved cultural sensitivity and racial bias training presented by a professor from Washington State University. […]