The very unfortunate outcome of Dr. James Tracy's lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University for unlawful termination has ended in a loss for Dr. Tracy. The positioning of the case (plaintiff's and defendants' points of view) is pretty clearly outlined in this article by the Sun Sentinel: Tracy’s attorneys positioned the case as a key argument on the right to free speech and the principles of academic freedom. ... FAU officials say they never censored Tracy or prevented him from expressing his conspiracy theorist opinions. They say he was fired after repeatedly and intentionally refusing to file mandatory disclosure forms that require all professors to reveal outside work and activities that could affect their work or the university. ... [FAU attorney Joseph] Curley told the jury that Tracy’s firing was not motivated by his blogging and said he was fired for repeatedly breaking the rules about disclosing outside activities and earnings and refusing to follow orders from his bosses. Tracy continued his controversial blog and other activities for three years before FAU fired him.
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