Jurors are deliberating for a third day as they consider whether a conservative woman rejected for jobs at the University of Iowa law school is the victim of political discrimination.
The jury reconvened Wednesday morning at the federal courthouse in Davenport in the case of Teresa Wagner, who claims she didn’t get teaching jobs because liberal professors could not stand her political views and activism.
Wagner had worked for national groups that oppose abortion rights. She claims the opposition to her 2007 hiring was driven by a professor who helped draft the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
Jurors began deliberating Monday afternoon after a weeklong trial, which was considered the first of its kind in academia.