Academic Freedom

Texas University Faces Trial for Ousting Employee Who Defied Congressman

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U.S. Rep. Louis B. (Louie) Gohmert Jr., above, clashed with a former director of art galleries at Stephen F. Austin State U., and the director was soon out of a job. The two have different versions of the event at the center of their dispute.
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A federal appeals court has cleared the way for a former art-galleries director at Stephen F. Austin State University to try to paint several administrators there as having trampled his First Amendment rights in order to appease a U.S. congressman he...

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