Friday, January 10, 2020

Retaliation Suit Over Nursing School Hiring Decision Moves Ahead In Part

In Isabell v. Trustees of Indiana University, (ND IN, Jan. 7, 2020), an Indiana federal district court allowed a nursing school adjunct professor to move ahead with her First Amendment retaliation claim against the chair of the school's hiring committee.  Plaintiff claims that she was not hired for a regular faculty position that was open because of her pro-life views. The court however dismissed plaintiff's claim against the University under Indiana's Conscience Act. because of 11th Amendment immunity. Indiana Lawyer reports on the decision. [Thanks to Steven Coleson for the lead.]