Jurors are deliberating in fired FAU prof’s free speech case

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Jurors began deliberating shortly after noon in the case of a controversial blogger who says he was fired from a tenured professorship at Florida Atlantic University in retaliation for his conspiracy theorist blogging about the Sandy Hook massacre.

James Tracy alleges that FAU violated his First Amendment rights to free speech. He wants to be reinstated to his former position, with back pay and an unspecified amount of damages.

FAU officials say they never censored Tracy or prevented him from expressing his opinions. They say he was fired after repeatedly and intentionally refusing to file mandatory disclosure forms that require all professors to reveal outside work activities that could affect their work or the university.

Both sides presented their closing arguments to the jury this morning. The trial, in federal court in West Palm Beach, began Nov. 29 and featured testimony from Tracy and several FAU officials.


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