Mt. Healthy City Board of Education v. Doyle

Mt. Healthy City Board of Education v. Doyle: Facts of the Case

Mt. Healthy City Board of Education v. Doyle: The Court’s Ruling

At issue in Mt. Healthy City Board of Education v. Doyle (1977) was whether a school board could defend itself in a First Amendment retaliation claim by proving that it would have made the same employment decision in the absence of a teacher’s allegedly protected free speech activity.

James Van Patten

See also Board of Regents v. Roth; Connick v. Myers; Eleventh Amendment; Pickering v. Board of Education of Township High School District 205, Will County; Teacher Rights

Legal Citations

  • Board of Regents v. Roth, 408 U.S. 564 (1972). 
  • Mt. Healthy City Board of Education v. Doyle, 429 U.S. 274 (1977), on remand, Doyle v. Mt. Healthy City School District Board of Education, 670 F.2d 59 (6th Cir. 1982). 
  • Mt. Healthy City Board of Education v. Doyle, 429 U.S. 274 (1977). 
  • Pickering v. Board of Education of Township High School District 205, Will County, 391 U.S. 563 (1968).