Court Denies Professor Tracy’s Summary Judgment Motion, Dismisses Constitutional Challenges to Vague Policy Used as Pretext

In early 2016, Florida Atlantic University (“FAU”) terminated tenured Associate Professor James Tracy in retaliation for his widely publicized questioning of the Sandy Hook Elementary “massacre” on his personal blog. After failing to dismiss his subsequent civil rights lawsuit, six counts, including five federal counts under 42 U.S.C. § 1983,

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Federal Judge Orders FAU to Answer Civil Rights Complaint

February 21, 2017, Fort Pierce, Florida — A U.S. District Court Judge has denied the Motion to Dismiss filed by Florida Atlantic University (“FAU”), and their faculty union. Defendants sought to dismiss 3 of 6 counts within the civil rights suit filed by former FAU Professor James Tracy. Defendants must file Answers within

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Censored Professor Amends Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Florida Atlantic University and Faculty Union

December 28, 2016, Boca Raton, Florida –Former FAU Professor James Tracy, who was terminated from his tenured faculty position in January 2016 in retaliation for his personal blogging, has amended his federal lawsuit following a federal court ruling dismissing part of his lawsuit, including his due process claims and state law

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Florida Civil Rights Coalition Files Civil Rights Suit Against Florida Atlantic University and Faculty Union

April 25, 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida – Former Florida Atlantic University (“FAU”) Professor James Tracy, who was fired from his tenured faculty position in January, has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the University, several top school officials, and his faculty union representatives, alleging that the firing violated his

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