Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, reports on Teresa Wagner’s recent victory at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, which I analyzed in a recent blog entry here on The Torch. An outspoken conservative, Wagner is suing the University of Iowa School of Law, alleging that it violated her First Amendment rights of political belief and association by denying her a position due to her political views.
Liptak does some interesting legwork, his piece concluding with this zinger from Walter Olson at the Cato Institute:
[T]here’s a karma factor here. Law faculties at Iowa and elsewhere have been enthusiastic advocates of wider liability for other employers that get sued [for discrimination]. They’re not really going to ask for an exemption for themselves, are they?
Check it out.