Fri, Jan 14, 2022 4:50 PM
By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge sharply criticized an attorney for the University of Florida during a hearing on whether six professors’ free speech rights were infringed upon after the lawyer accused some of the academics of having no standing to make their cases because they had violated school policy. Chief Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee called an effort on Friday by the attorney for the University of Florida to introduce evidence about three of the six professors as “squirrely." Six professors have sued the University of Florida, claiming it infringed upon their First Amendment rights by requiring them to get approval before serving as expert witnesses in outside cases.