Dondero v. Lower Milford Twp.

Dondero, the chief of police, sued after the Township closed the police department he worked for. He alleged retaliation in violation of the First Amendment and violations of substantive and procedural due process. The District Court granted summary judgment for the Township. On appeal, Dondero contended he was entitled to a hearing before the Township eliminated the police department and terminated his employment. The Third Circuit affirmed and held that the Due Process Clause does not require a pre-termination hearing in a case that involves a legitimate government reorganization.

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