Huffington Post - Education
December 18th, 2014
University of Iowa officials are defending their decision to reassign
an employee who is suing over claims that she suffered employment
discrimination because of her conservative views.The university
transferred Teresa Wagner, a Republican, from her eight-year job as
associate director of the law school's writing center to a position in
the main library's unit that preserves special collections.
lawyers last month petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss Wagner's
lawsuit, which claims she was passed over for law school faculty jobs
because liberal professors objected to her prior work for groups that
oppose abortion rights. If the court doesn't intervene, a second trial
is scheduled for March after a prior case ended in mistrial.