Salaita files federal lawsuit against UI

Submitted by LDieringer on Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:45am

Embattled professor Steven Salaita has filed a lawsuit against the University of Illinois to force the campus to hire him and compensate him for lost income and damages to his reputation.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court of the Northern District of Illinois.

After university trustees voted 8-1 to reject his appointment in September, Salaita and his lawyers said they intended to sue the university to compel trustees to "complete the employment process." Continue>>>