City of Kingman Employee Fired For Husband's Association With Bike Club

Melissa Summerson on Kingman Arizona is seeking a Court order requiring the City of Kingman to reinstate her previous position with the City.  She is claiming that the City terminated in violation of her first amendment rights of free speech.  The City terminated her the day after Christmas, citing her husband’s association with a motorcycle club the Desert Roadriders.  The City employed Mrs. Summereson for eleven years prior to her termination.