This note focuses on the role of the first amendment in patronage dismissals and analyzes the implications of the Court's modification of the Elrod decision. It will focus on two aspects of the Branti decision. First, the role of the first amendment and its applicability to patronage dismissals will be examined. Second, the Court's modification of the Elrod decision will be analyzed in light of the new standard adopted by the Court.
College of Law
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Ward, Diane E.
"Branti v. Finkel: A Fresh Look at the Spoils System,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 1:
1, Article 2.
Diane E. Ward, Note, Branti v. Finkel: A Fresh Look at the Spoils System, 1 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 103 (1980).