James Sallis is no longer teaching at Phoenix College after quitting over the state’s longstanding requirement for public employees to sign a loyalty oath.

Former adjunct faculty member James Sallis said the oath is a violation of his privacy and civil rights, and asks him to violate the constitution.

Arizona law says state, county and local public employees can be fired if they refuse to sign an oath pledging loyalty to the state and country.

"I never imagined that things like this were still around. It horrified me," he said.

Sallis wrote the book ‘Drive,’ which became a movie starring Ryan Gosling.

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