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Grusendorf v. City of Oklahoma City

Significance, Tenth Circuit Finds City's Policy Reasonable, Impact, Further Readings


Greg Grusendorf


City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Appellant's Claim

That city regulation which prohibited firefighter trainees from smoking both on duty and off duty violated his constitutional right to privacy.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

Steven M. Angel

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

Diane Davis Huckins

Judges for the Court

James E. Barrett (writing for the court), Bruce S. Jenkins, Deanell Reece Tacha

Judges Dissenting



Denver, Colorado

Date of Decision

17 April 1987


The city regulation was reasonably related to the city's legitimate interest in protecting the health and safety of its firefighters, and thus was constitutional.

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  • Kelley v. Johnson, 425 U.S. 238 (1976).

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