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Public Employees' Liability for Constitutional Torts

Hello,
I would appreciate assistance with the following questions.

1. Hypothesize a situation in which a public administrator or employee should have the constitutional right to disobey a directive ordered by a superior.
2. Provide at (2) two reasons and examples to support your position.

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Let us take a situation in which a superior asks his subordinate to award a large contract to an incompetent firm. The superior has asked his subordinate to award the contract even though the there are more competent firms bidding for the contract. Another possible situation would be a directive by a senior to his subordinate to grant license to a private firm to build a shopping complex in a community park.

The above mentioned situations are examples of scenarios wherein employee should have constitutional right to disobey directive ordered by the superior ...

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Discusses a situation in which a public administrator or employee should have the constitutional right to disobey a directive ordered by a superior.

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