Conservative Scholar Denied New Trial in Lawsuit
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A conservative scholar who sued a University of Iowa law school dean, saying she was denied promotions because of her political orientation, will not get a new trial.
Teresa Wagner had sought another trial after a federal jury found in October that the university did not discriminate against her. A mistrial was declared on a second count alleging the school had violated Wagner's equal protection rights. A third count charging that Wagner's due process rights had been violated had been dismissed prior to the trial.
Wagner sought retrial on all counts.
The Des Moines Register reports that the judge on Friday rejected Wagner's arguments and granted the law school defendants' motion to dismiss the count that the school had violated Wagner's equal protection rights.
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