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U of U Drama Student Entitled to Trial

U of U Drama Student Entitled to Trial

Posted - Feb. 3, 2004 at 9:22 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- A former acting student who accused the University of Utah of anti-Mormon bias has a right to a trial.

Christina Axson-Flynn claimed her First Amendment rights were violated when she was reprimanded for refusing to recite lines containing profanity.

In 2002 a judge threw out the suit, saying the offending words were part of the drama curriculum and an academic exercise.

But the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed that decision, saying a trial is needed to determine if the reprimand was justified or a pretext for religious discrimination.

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