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Professor claims PUC violated rights

May 17, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS - A Purdue University Calumet political science professor has sued officials and other professors at the school's Hammond campus for the treatment he received after he posted criticism of Muslims on Facebook.

Maurice Eisenstein claims in the suit that PUC officials violated his rights of freedom of speech and religion by subjecting him to a disciplinary investigation which eventually yielded mixed results.

The lawsuit filed May 10 in a Lake County court says Eisenstein was cleared of the initial allegation that he had violated the school's policy against discrimination and harassment, but officials reprimanded him for what they considered retaliation against the two professors who filed the complaints...

Schools: Purdue University Northwest: Calumet Campus Cases: Purdue University Calumet: First Amendment Violations Against Professor Who Criticized Muslims