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Conservative Professor's Free Speech Suit Gets Nod

Law360 (November 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A former Monroe Community College professor who claims he was fired for espousing his conservative views can take his First Amendment case to a jury, a federal judge in New York has ruled.

Judge David Larimer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York refused a bid by MCC to throw out Dr. Michael Filozof's entire case, ruling last week that the college had failed to prove that the professor's termination was not linked, in part, to his political beliefs.

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