Here are last week’s published decisions involving local governments*:
- Pierce v. Cotuit Fire Department, No. 1301428 (Jan. 28, 2014) (affirming summary judgment against former employee who had claimed, among other things, that he was terminated in retaliation for First-Amendment activity).
- Montgomery County v. Federal National Mortgate Association, No. 13-1691 (Jan. 27, 2014) (affirming district court’s decision that general-tax exemptions applicable to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac cover real-property transfer taxes, and that Congress had authority under the Commerce Clause to adopt the exemption). The Seventh Circuit addressed a related question in December.
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