Professor Files Suit to Correct His Record
Fresno, CA – Professor Brad Lopez filed suit in federal court in Fresno seeking to correct his employment record at Fresno City College. The College took action against the college instructor after a student and her friends made complaints about his class. The ACLU spearheaded a campaign so the College would censure Dr. Lopez for comments they characterized as anti-homosexual and promoting a Christian belief system.
After a one-sided investigation by the College, not considering either Professor Lopez’s right to academic freedom as well as his own First Amendment privileges, the College decided to place a negative recommendation in Dr. Lopez’s work history file. Pacific Justice Institute’s Associate Attorney Charles Magill, of Magill & Guzman Magill Attorneys, will represent Professor Lopez in the civil rights action aimed at clearing his unblemished work history.
In the complaint filed by Professor Lopez he alleges the College violated their own policies as well as his expressive rights. He is confident that he will be vindicated and his personnel file will remain unblemished.
“Professors should not feel intimidated by bullies from the ACLU,” said Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute. “We look forward to vindicating Dr. Lopez in court,” Dacus continued.
Dr. Lopez and his counsel Charles Magill will be available for questions and to provide copies of the complaint to the media at 1060 Fulton Mall, 8th floor conference room at 3pm on August 31, 2011.