Chief District Court Judge Thomas Moore has ruled that evidence didn't prove Dr. Eddie Donoghue was fired due to his attendance at a Democratic Party meeting.
Donoghue, former Education Department public relations director, went to court after Gov. Roy L. Schneider fired him. Donoghue contended he was fired for political reasons. The governor had cited budgetary constraints.
Moore also ruled that since Donoghue was appointed by the governor as a government spokesperson, he could be legally terminated due to party affiliation. Donoghue held an exempt, or unclassified, position.
Donastorg said he will not appeal Moore's ruling but was satisfied that he got his day in court. Democracy, he said, was the winner in this case.

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