- The University of Iowa admitted in federal court Tuesday that it erased a video that would have been key in resolving its dispute against a woman who believes she was passed over for promotion due to her conservative political beliefs.
- Teresa Wagner, an Iowa law school graduate, was hired as a part-time staffer in the Iowa College of Law Writing Resource Center in 2006 and claims that when she applied for a full-time position that fall, the job was given to a lesser-qualified candidate with liberal views.
- The university contends that she didn't receive the job because of a January 2007 proposal in which she stated her unwillingness to teach legal analysis (which was part of the job description), but footage of that presentation has since been erased.
From the article:
DAVENPORT, IA. — The University of Iowa erased a video that would have been key to resolving a dispute between it and an employee who believes she was illegally passed over for promotion because of her conservative political views, it admitted in federal court here on Tuesday. ...