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Board of Regents of State Colleges v. Roth

United States Supreme Court
408 U.S. 564 (1972)


Facts

Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh (Wisconsin State) (defendant) hired David Roth (plaintiff) as an assistant professor for a fixed term of one academic year. After Wisconsin State informed Roth that he would not be rehired for the next academic year, he sued the school on the ground that its failure to give him notice of nonretention and an opportunity for a hearing violated his constitutional right to procedural due process. The district court granted summary judgment for the Board of Regents on the procedural due process issue, and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

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