Settlement Reached in Case of Professor Fired for “Uncivil” Tweets


November 12, 2015, Chicago – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co- counsel Loevy & Loevy announced the settlement of Professor Steven Salaita’s case against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for firing him from his tenured position over his personal tweets criticizing the Israeli government’s assault on Gaza in 2014. Professor… Read More

Loevy & Loevy Wins Summary Judgment in U of I FOIA Case


In January, we wrote about Professor Steven Salaita’s fight for academic freedom. He was fired from a tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign because of his tweets criticizing the Israeli government’s bombing of Gaza last year. Loevy & Loevy partnered with the Center for Constitutional Rights to file the federal civil rights lawsuit on Salaita’s behalf. Loevy & Loevy… Read More

U of I’s Impermissible Firing of Professor Salaita Earns the University the 2015 Jefferson Muzzles Award

There are prizes that academic institutions hope to receive, and there are awards of ignominy.  The Jefferson Muzzles Award, given out every year in mid-April is of the latter variety.  Awarded by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, the Muzzles Award is a “good-natured rebuke to all government officials, lest they forget… Read More

Professor Sues Colorado State University President for Censorship

President Retaliated Against Timothy McGettigan for Criticizing Proposed Cuts, Alleging Financial Mismanagement DENVER, January 14, 2015 – A professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo filed a federal civil rights suit today against Colorado State University President Lesley DiMare and CSUS Board of Governors for violating his 1st Amendment freedoms by cutting off his email access in… Read More