This morning the Supreme Court handed down Garcetti v. Ceballos, a case about public employee speech rights for matters within their official duities. The decision was 5-4, with Justice Kennedy writing for the majority joined by Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and Scalia. Marty is the first out of the gate with substantive comments.
Trivia question for 1st Amendment buffs: Before today, had Justice Kennedy ever written a 5-4 majority opinion in a free speech case that rejected a claim to First Amendment protection?
UPDATE: More on the case from Jack Balkin.