DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A conservative scholar who sued a University of Iowa law school dean, saying she was denied promotions because of her political orientation, will not get a new trial.
Teresa Wagner had sought another trial after a federal jury found in October that the university did not discriminate against her. A mistrial was declared on a second count alleging the school had violated Wagner's equal protection rights. A third count charging that Wagner's due process rights had been violated was dismissed before the trial.
Wagner sought retrial on all counts.
The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/WTq5Nm ) that a federal judge on Friday rejected Wagner's arguments and denied a new trial. The judge granted the law school defendants' motion to dismiss the count that the school had violated Wagner's equal protection rights.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com