Professors’ Rights to Free Speech at Risk Nationwide

By and November 25, 2014

By Susan Kruth and Will Creeley at The Huffington Post

The University of Illinois' controversial decision to rescind its offer of employment to Professor Steven Salaita in reaction to his Twitter commentary about Israel continues to generate headlines. Last Monday, Salaita filed suit against the university, alleging that it violated a state open records law by failing to provide his attorneys with documents relating to the decision not to hire him. Further litigation is all but guaranteed, prolonging attention to an embarrassing misstep for the university that has generated condemnation from both left and right in recent months...

Schools: University of Illinois at Chicago