WildCat wrote: RCC: Act II wrote: WildCat wrote:
RCC: Act II wrote:Sure they can. Can someone hired to help promote a government program instead use their position to remain silent about it or criticize it and expect constitutional protection?
Janus wasn't hired to promote wages, salaries, working conditions, and responsibilities of government employees. And I'm unaware of any government position that has that as a job responsibility.
So my broad oversimplified point criticizing the opinion led to hypothetical theoretical ideas which do not fit in perfectly with the specific facts of the case.
Good to know.
This case wasn't about a hypothetical, Janus is a real person.
Also good to know.
However, the discussion being had was about a hypothetical drawn on top of an oversimplification because I don't think it makes much sense to delve into the exact details of why I think the majority opinion is an unwise adjustment to first amendment jurisprudence because I don't much see the point and that sounds exhausting.
Still, yes, you can be asked to give up the free exercise of a constitutional right in exchange for a job, including one that ultimately is with the government. If this isn't beyond obvious, there really is no reason to go further.