Victory for whistleblower cop stands

Today the Supreme Court refused the City of Burbank's request to rehear Dahlia v. Rodriguez, in which the en banc Ninth Circuit reinstated the claim of a Burbank police officer who was suspended for reporting that his fellow officers were beating suspects — a victory for the First Amendment and for public oversight of law enforcement. (Public Citizen co-authored Mr. Dahlia's brief in opposition to certiorari.)