Tagged as: civil rights

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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