ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A University of New Mexico student has lost her lawsuit against the school in which she claimed her professor violated her free speech rights by kicking her out of class for criticizing lesbianism in an essay.
Monica Pompeo and her attorney, Bob Gorence, have filed an appeal to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
Her First Amendment violation lawsuit received national attention when she filed in it 2013.
Based on initial court documents filed in the case, civil rights and free speech advocates slammed UNM’s treatment of the student.