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Board of Regents of State Colleges v. Roth
Citation:408 U.S. 564, 92 S.Ct. 2701, 33 L.Ed.2d 548 (1972).
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Plaintiff was hired as an assistant professor of political science at the Defendant’s university. At the end of the year, he was informed that he would not be rehired without any additional explanation or opportunity to challenge the decision. Plaintiff had no tenure rights and the decision was left in the sole discretion of university officials. Plaintiff brought suit, challenging the decision under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.
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