H/T: Peggy Lowe
I just saw this one over at Total Buzz. Apparently Mike Carona's bid to squash Bill Hunt's federal lawsuit for political retaliation has failed, according to Hunt's lawyers.
Hunt is seeking punitive damages for what he for what he calls a violation of his constitutional rights to free speech after being defeated by Carona for Sheriff in the 2006 election, more particularly his demotion from Lieutenant to Sheriffs Deputy II and the removal of his assignment as Police Services Chief of San Clemente.
Below is a statement from Hunt's lawyers:
Silver, Hadden, Silver, Wexler & Levine
For Immediate Release Contact: Eric W. Rose
October 5 2007 (805) 624-00572
FEDERAL COURT DENIES SHERIFF CARONA’S MOTION TO DISMISS
WILLIAM HUNT’S FIRST AMENDMENT CLAIM