Lawsuit Claiming University of Iowa College of Law Discriminated Against Republican Teaching Applicant

Ilya blogged about this lawsuit when it was filed, so I thought I’d note that today the Eighth Circuit allowed the lawsuit to go forward, “revers[ing] the district court’s grant of summary judgment based on qualified immunity.” Naturally, this is not a finding that the law school did indeed discriminate, only that a jury should make that decision. “Dean Jones’s conduct confirmed the faculty’s recommendations, which a jury ultimately could conclude violated the First Amendment.”

Thanks to How Appealing for the pointer. On Brief, Iowa’s Appellate Blog has more.