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5th Circ. Says Prof's Anti-Tenure Speech Is Protected

Law360, Houston (June 2, 2017, 6:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit determined Thursday that a Texas Tech University professor who alleged he was retaliated against in violation of the First Amendment for his anti-tenure writings can bring claims against the current and former deans, but held that the public university is immune from suit.

James C. Wetherbe, a business professor at Texas Tech, brought the lawsuit in 2015 against the university, former business school dean, Lance Nail, and current dean, Paul Goebel, alleging he was retaliated against for...
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Case Information

Case Title

James Wetherbe v. Texas Tech University System, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3442 Jobs (Civil Rights)

Date Filed

April 15, 2016

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