Judge Recuses Herself in Theatrical Swearing Case

Judge Recuses Herself in Theatrical Swearing Case


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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A federal judge who dismissed a former University of Utah theater student's lawsuit has removed herself from the case.

Judge Tena Campbell dismissed former student Christina Axson-Flynn's lawsuit accusing the University of Utah of anti-Mormon bias for trying to force her to recite lines with profanity four years ago when she was a freshman.

But the 10th U-S Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned Campbell's decision, saying Flynn has the right to a trial.

Judge Campbell recused herself from the case last month without explanation.

The case was reassigned to U-S District Chief Judge Dee Benson.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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