Video: Mary Katharine Ham recommends a few racy websites to O’Reilly
posted at 8:43 am on September 13, 2007 by Allahpundit
These in-studio appearances bring out the animal in her. As for her semi-defense of the Golden-Girls-meets-Prussian-Blue at the beginning of the clip, constitutional law may be on her side:
Employees who make public statements outside the course of performing their official duties retain some possibility of First Amendment protection because that is the kind of activity engaged in by citizens who do not work for the government. The same goes for writing a letter to a local newspaper, see Pickering, 391 U. S. 563, or discussing politics with a co-worker, see Rankin, 483 U. S. 378. When a public employee speaks pursuant to employment responsibilities, however, there is no relevant analogue to speech by citizens who are not government employees.