The Red Queen Prevails

In an opinion that should warm the hearts of autocratic academic bureaucrats everywhere, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a Utah District Court’s decision in Ann Shively v. Utah Valley University, Astrid S. Tuminez, Karen Clemes, and Sara J. Flood. The 10th Circuit Court argued that Shively’s suspension with pay did not raise due process concerns and went on to conclude that the Governmental Immunity Act of Utah “barred wrongful-death and negligent-infliction-of emotional-distress claims against UVU and its employees.” In her 2022 state of the university address, President Tuminez said “hope is a superpower. Hope is saying that your efforts are worth something.” Sadly, this hope does not extend to many of the members of her university’s faculty.

– Peter Maguire