Political Discrimination Case

Blog Category:
Comments (0)


Bipartisan Diversity

A woman has filed suit against the University of Iowa claiming political discrimination.  She claims that despite her experience as a practicing attorney, law school book editor and adjunct law professor, she was denied her application for a professor position at the University’s law school due to her conservative political beliefs.  The job was instead awarded to a liberal male candidate who had never practiced law or worked with legal publications.  Internal University emails have surfaced which seem to support the plaintiff’s claim. 

As the law school is part of a state university, the plaintiff’s claim rests on First Amendment Freedom of Speech and Fourteenth Amendment Due Process grounds.  In upholding race-based admissions policies, the U.S. Supreme Court stated that a diverse campus is a compelling state interest.  Therefore, it is possible that the federal jury hearing this case could side with the plaintiff by finding that diversity of political thought is equally compelling and worthy of governmental protection.  A decision is expected later this week.   

Category: Human Resources & Employment Law


There are no comments.

Post a comment

Post a Comment to "Political Discrimination Case"

To reply to this message, enter your reply in the box labeled "Message", hit "Post Message."


Email:* (will not be published)


Notify me of follow-up comments via email.

Quick Contact

Name *

Phone *

Email *

Tell us more *

Sayer Regan & Thayer LLP
130 Bellevue Avenue, Unit 2
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 849-3040
Fax: (401) 849-4330
Toll Free: (866) 378-5836
Get Directions

South County Office
343 Main St # C Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: (401) 789-1616
Get Directions

Newport Life Magazine - Best of Newport County

FREE Books

The Rhode Island Survival Guide for DUI & Refusal Charges.The DUI Trap!
-The Rhode Island Survival Guide for DUI & Refusal Charges.

Clean That DUI Out of Your Closet!Clean That DUI Out of Your Closet!

The Seven Deadly Sins That Can Ruin Your Personal Injury ClaimThe Seven Deadly Sins That Can Ruin Your Personal Injury Claim

Blog Subscribe to this RSS Feed

Human Resources & Employment Law

view all