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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

8th Circuit Rejects Discrimination Claim by Tenured Tax Prof Over Her Termination Following Conviction For Tax Evasion

Magee Following up on my prior posts:

National Law Journal, Eighth Circuit Again Rejects Fired Hamline Prof’s Suit:

A federal appeals court for the second time has affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit brought against Hamline University and its former law dean by a professor who was fired after being found guilty of failing to file state tax returns.

A threejudge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Jan. 7 ruled that plaintiff Robin Magee’s second lawsuit was barred “by the doctrine of res judicata,” meaning that it dealt with the same issues as her unsuccessful initial suit. 

Magee, a former tax attorney, had been a tenured member of the Hamline law faculty since 1994 but was placed on administrative leave in 2009 after she was charged with failure to pay state taxes. She was fired in 2011 after a jury found her guilty.

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But Berkeley can keep John Yoo?

Posted by: Anon | Jan 14, 2015 9:39:55 PM

One defense fits all.

Posted by: irony free | Jan 15, 2015 6:19:21 PM