Political-Retaliation Claim Revived by Appeals Court

Hendrie, Caroline
December 2003
Education Week;12/3/2003, Vol. 23 Issue 14, p11
This article presents a report on a Kentucky school administrator Anna Lea Justice, who claimed to be a victim of political payback winning an appeal in federal court. She sued the Pike County, Kentucky, school board and its superintendent after she was demoted to an elementary school teaching position from her job as the director of the 10,000-student district's grants office. Although a U.S. District Court judge granted a summary judgment in the district's favor, that 2001 ruling was unanimously reversed last month by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in Cincinnati. United States


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