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Court dismisses suit against DSU president

Bill LaForge

Bill LaForge

CLEVELAND — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a faculty member at Delta State University.

William “Bill” Hays sued the school in 2014 after his contract was not renewed as chairman of the Division of Languages and Literature. He now teaches English at Delta State.

Hays argued he was removed from the chairmanship in violation of his First Amendment right of free speech and in retaliation for various things he had said or written over a period of more than 20 years.

U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson dismissed the lawsuit Monday. Davidson said Hays failed to prove that his speech activities were the reason he was removed as division chairman.

Davidson says the instances argued by Hays occurred three years before he was replaced as chairman.

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