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Texas Court Revives Prof's Suit Over Anti-Tenure Speech

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 6:50 PM EST) -- A Texas appellate court on Tuesday said a trio of high-ranking Texas Tech University officials can’t avoid a professor’s lawsuit alleging he was demoted and faced other retaliation after giving a speech about academic tenure.

Reversing a trial court’s determination that it lacked jurisdiction over the retaliation claims brought by Texas Tech professor James C. Wetherbe, a Seventh Court of Appeals panel held that Wetherbe’s speech involved a matter of public concern. Because Wetherbe alleged he faced retaliation in response to constitutionally protected speech, governmental immunity...
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