Friday, April 18, 2014

Lawsuit against Gally tossed out

Angela McCaskill
image from Gallaudet University
A million dollar lawsuit against Gallaudet University has been dismissed by a federal judge. We first told you about Angela McCaskill filing the lawsuit last fall in a post here. The University’s chief diversity officer said the school violated an anti-discrimination law when she was placed on paid leave for signing a petition about Maryland’s gay-marriage law. McCaskill was demoted when she was allowed to return to work. Her lawsuit asked for $2.5 million. U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg wrote:
“While a citizen has an unfettered right to petition her government, such a constitutional claim aimed at Gallaudet cannot succeed here, as the university and its employees are private parties not subject to the First Amendment’s strictures."
You can read the decision here.


Anonymous said...

Bravo to the federal judge!

lavender16 said...

That's great news! Angela McCaskill is hypocrite.
I knew her lawsuit tossed out.