‘You Were Wrong’: Firefighter Who Criticized Metro Nashville Council Earns Legal Victory

The Nashville Fire Department is temporarily barred from applying two policies that restrict employees from criticizing or posting derogatory comments about any Metro Nashville government agency.

The ruling comes after Nashville firefighter Josh Lipscomb, also known as Josh Black, sued the department in April claiming punishment he received over a tweet was an unconstitutional restriction of free speech. Chancery Court Judge Patricia Head Moskal issued the ruling Friday.

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