Supreme Court: Policeman Can Be Fired for Sex Videos

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a policeman can be fired for violating regulations after he offered for sale on the Internet videos of himself removing a uniform and masturbating.
The justices overturned a ruling by a U.S. appeals court that reinstated the officer’s lawsuit claiming he had been wrongly dismissed by the San Diego Police Department because the First Amendment’s free-speech rights protected his off-duty actions.
Saying the police department had demonstrated that his activities compromised its interests, the justices said the California-based appeals court had been wrong in ruling it must justify the decision to fire the officer, identified in court documents only as “John Roe.”
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