By Bob Unruh at WND
A federal judge has ordered the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to pay more than $700,000 in legal fees in a case charging the school violated the speech rights of an applicant for a professorship.
But the university may not be done racking up the bills. It has appealed a court order that it promote Mike Adams to professor and reimburse him an additional $50,000 for lost salary.
University officials said they didn’t think it was fair taxpayers be penalized that much for the school’s actions.
According to a report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the protracted legal battle “can be fairly characterized as a series of failures by the university to cut its losses and own up to its mistakes...