His own fault

January 29, 2014

  • 92 Constitutional Law
  • 92XXVII Due Process
  • 92XXVII(G) Particular Issues and Applications
  • 92XXVII(G)8 Education
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92 Constitutional Law State university’s termination of non-tenured assistant professor did not violate professor’s substantive due process rights; professor’s conduct and off-color sexually charged remarks to graduate students while at an off-campus professional conference, when viewed in conjunction with a pattern of unprofessional conduct, poor judgment, and lack of trustworthiness demonstrated throughout his term of employment, had the effect of alienating professors and graduate students on the university campus and at other institutions across the nation.

Trejo v. Shoben, 319 F.3d 878 (7th Cir. 2003)