Former Yale Professor Who Claims She Was Fired Over Trump Tweets Has Lawsuit Dismissed

Helen Holmes
Daily Beast

Excerpt:  A federal judge has rejected a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Bandy Lee, a psychiatrist formerly employed by the Yale School of Medicine, against the university. Lee, who said in 2018 that she traveled to Washington, D.C. to brief more than a dozen members of Congress on the deteriorating mental state of then-President Donald Trump, alleges that Yale had violated her freedom of speech by terminating her contract.

“[Lee’s] vague assertion that some unspecified provision in the faculty handbook creates a right to ‘academic freedom’ is plainly insufficient to show that [the] defendant undertook a contractual commitment to guarantee plaintiff continued reappointment,” U.S. District Judge Sarah Merriam said in her ruling.