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Adams v. Trustees of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Adams v. Trustees of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Won Trial Court
Last Updated 7/21/2022

Summary

Dr. Mike Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington, frequently received accolades from his colleagues after the university hired him as an assistant professor in 1993 and promoted him to associate professor in 1998. At the time he was an atheist, but his conversion to Christianity in 2000 impacted his views on political and social issues. After this, he was subjected to intrusive investigations, baseless accusations, and the denial of promotion to full professor even though his scholarly output surpassed that of almost all of his colleagues. In a lawsuit filed against the university on Adams’ behalf, Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys contended that the university denied Adams a promotion because his nationally syndicated opinion columns espoused religious and political views that ran contrary to the opinions held by university officials.

Legal Documents

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Date
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7/9/2014
Trial Court
3/20/2014
Trial Court
11/4/2011
Appellate Court
7/2/2010
Appellate Court
4/6/2011
Appellate Court
6/28/2010
Trial Court
4/9/2010
Trial Court
3/15/2010

Biographies

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Travis Barham
Travis Barham
Senior Counsel
Travis C. Barham serves as senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he plays a key role with the ADF Center for Academic Freedom.
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Kevin Theriot
Kevin Theriot
Senior Counsel
Kevin Theriot serves as senior counsel and vice president of the Center for Life with Alliance Defending Freedom