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Absolutely. Based on Judge Moon's order, it doesn't sound like UVA has

provided any evidence of anything like that...but it's still at the Motion to Dismiss stage and all the Judge determines at that point is whether there is jurisdiction, venue, and a claim stated upon which relief can be granted. He dismissed all of the student's claims EXCEPT the First Amendment claim and is allowing the trial to proceed on that claim. (Since it was filed pro se, by a smart young man, but with no legal training, it's not surprising that he would include claims, such as conspiracy, that don't square with the law.)

One thing I found particularly creepy in the order was that the professor who offered to sit down with the student didn't really talk about the lecture that gave rise to the alleged concerns at all -- she basically questioned him about his political beliefs on a variety of issues. That's just weird. I am certainly not a right-winger, but it's absolutely inappropriate to grill a student about who he supported in an election, what his views are on affirmative action and other issues, etc. Particularly a student you know you are trying to subject to discipline. I found that pretty damning.

Honestly, if I'm him, I wouldn't want to come back to UVA. I'd take the money he gets from the win or the settlement and go to another med school.

Re: microaggressions, yes, I think it's a generational thing, but it's really just trying not to be an a**hole. There are people who take it WAY too far, and use it offensively -- that's not what the concept is really about. Kind of how like some things that are considered "political correctness" are really just summarized by the idea, "don't be an a**hole," but others are clearly being used to target people based on their politics.

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Posted: 04/07/2021 at 6:54PM


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First Amendment case coming out of UVA. -- FreshHoo 04/07/2021 4:26PM
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  So it is psychobabble. ** -- 1995hoo 04/08/2021 08:53AM
  Maybe the name is but it's a real thing ** -- Zhoo 04/08/2021 09:04AM
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  An absolute shit show ** -- MBHoo 04/07/2021 9:08PM
  Decent? Sounds bulletproof -- uva25 04/07/2021 6:59PM
  And they all keep their jobs... ** -- uva25 04/07/2021 7:06PM
  I don't think there's any doubt about that. -- MonsterTruck 04/07/2021 7:07PM
  .** -- Ied 04/07/2021 10:13PM
  Crazy -- based on this account, the mistake made -- Skeets 04/07/2021 5:56PM
  He got thrown out in 2018 -- 007 Hoo 04/07/2021 5:44PM
  Listen to the audio. You can form your own conclusion. ** -- Yosemite Sam 04/07/2021 6:16PM
  I'm looking for a little less time commitment ** -- Faz d. Hoo 04/07/2021 8:33PM
  I don't want to read another opinion at all -- Faz d. Hoo 04/08/2021 08:39AM
  10 min? You waste a lot more time than that -- hoomonger 04/07/2021 10:36PM
  One question: why was the student recording the event? -- MonsterTruck 04/07/2021 7:01PM
  Outrage is exactly what this situation calls for -- Yosemite Sam 04/07/2021 6:09PM
  Yep, pendulum swinging to either extreme is bad ** -- FfxStationHokie 04/07/2021 5:56PM
  What is the other extreme opposite of UVA's position? -- Yosemite Sam 04/07/2021 6:12PM
  It's about UVA -- 007 Hoo 04/07/2021 5:40PM
  Reading the lawsuit it sounds pretty terrible -- Toolie92 04/07/2021 5:38PM
  .** -- Ied 04/07/2021 5:30PM
  Has become? -- Faz d. Hoo 04/07/2021 8:28PM
  The rules on tenured faculty are very stringent -- CMUHoo 04/07/2021 5:47PM
  .** -- Ied 04/07/2021 6:08PM
  Yikes. Wrongthink has consequences I guess? ** -- CharlestonSC 04/07/2021 5:22PM
  It should now read "here we indoctrinate our students... -- Yosemite Sam 04/07/2021 6:01PM
  I never root against UVA, but I will in this ** -- 007 Hoo 04/07/2021 4:49PM
  The discussion was taped...UVA looks very bad ** -- Yosemite Sam 04/07/2021 6:03PM
  Pretty Much -- PatK1990 04/08/2021 09:15AM

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