USF President: Palestinian Prof has Terrorist Ties Should be Fired

August 21, 2002

By Rachel La Corte at The Associated Press State & Local Wire

University of South Florida officials accused a tenured Palestinian professor of having terrorist ties and filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a court to determine whether firing him would violate his free speech rights.

The university filed a complaint for "declaratory relief" asking the courts to enter a judgment that its plan to fire computer science professor Sami Al-Arian would not violate his constitutional rights, USF President Judy Genshaft said at a campus news conference...

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