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Bill Pittard Teaches CLE on The Hatch Act & The First Amendment for the DC Bar’s Government Law Institute

On June 29, partner Bill Pittard was a featured instructor at the DC Bar’s CLE Institute on Government Law. The CLE provided participants an opportunity to develop professional knowledge on a wide range of topics related to public service. Mr. Pittard’s presentation on The Hatch Act & The First Amendment: Where Things Stand allowed attendees to delve into the many facets of free speech limitations amongst federal employees.

Mr. Pittard explained that awareness was key in understanding these complex federal regulations and thus avoiding their pitfalls. He also highlighted the evolving law in this area, from the Supreme Court’s landmark rulings in United Public Workers v. Mitchell and US Civil Service Commission v. National Association of Letter Carriers, to the upcoming D.C. Circuit argument in Guffey v. Mauskopf.