TREJO v. SHOBEN, 00-3341
A non-tenured assistant university professor's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim, alleging constitutional violations in his discharge, was not actionable, where his speech was a matter of private concern and did not implicate the First Amendment. Summary judgment for the university on federal and Illinois due process claims is also affirmed.
- Argued 02/26/2002
- Decided 01/30/2003
- Published 01/30/2003
COFFEY, Circuit Judge., Before FAIRCHILD, COFFEY and KANNE, Circuit Judges.
United States Seventh Circuit
Robert Kirchner (argued), Lerner & Kirchner, Champaign, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
Richard P. Klaus (argued), Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Urbana, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.