5th Circuit Reverses Judgment For University On Professor’s Due Process Claim
Mealey's (June 3, 2016, 1:01 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 31 reinstated a university professor’s substantive due process claim, finding that a reasonable factfinder could infer that the university president failed to consider that a minority recommendation to terminate the professor was “fundamentally flawed” (Susan Mills v. Juliet García, et al,, No. 14-40469, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 10076).
(Opinion available. Document #73-160610-014Z.)
Susan Mills was a tenured English professor at the University of Texas at Brownsville (UT-Brownsville). When UT-Brownsville ended its...