Tundo v. County of Passaic

Two provisional Passaic County, N.J. corrections officers are frequently absent from work, incompetent, and insubordinate. They’re fired. A state commission orders the county to rehire them on a provisional basis. The county accedes but only if the former officers promise not to sue. Instead, they sue. The commission removes them from its list of officers eligible to be rehired. One issue remains on appeal: Did they have a property interest protected by the Fourteenth Amendment in being on that list? The Third Circuit says no.

Tags: 2019, Due Process, Fourteenth Amendment, Third Circuit

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