Court won't block new trial in school dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to block a second trial over whether the University of Iowa law school improperly passed over a conservative scholar for a faculty position.
The justices rejected Iowa officials’ plea to revisit a lower court ruling in favor of school employee Teresa Wagner. Wagner claims she was discriminated against by liberal professors because she is a Republican who previously worked for anti-abortion groups.
In 2012, a jury found that the school’s former dean did not discriminate against Wagner, but a federal appeals court threw out the verdict because of a judge’s mistake.


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