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U. of Iowa Scholar Loses Appeal for New Trial in Bias Case

Teresa Wagner, a University of Iowa scholar who accused the university of discriminating against her because of her conservative views, has lost an appeal for a new trial, according to the The Des Moines Register. Ms. Wagner accused the university of failing to promote her because of her conservative political views and her affiliation with groups like the Family Research Council, which opposes same-sex marriage, and the National Right to Life Committee. In October a jury found that she did not suffer infringement of her First Amendment rights, but it deadlocked over a claim that she was denied equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

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