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High Court Ends Jeffries’ Quest

October 2, 1995
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The Supreme Court ended Leonard Jeffries’ quest to regain the chairmanship of the City College of New York’s black studies department.

Ousted for making anti-Semitic remarks, Jeffries had fought to regain the chair, arguing that his free speech rights were violated.

The Supreme Court – without comment – refused to hear Jeffries’ appeal.

Lower courts had ordered the CCNY to reinstate Jeffries. Last year, the Supreme Court ordered the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to restudy the case.

The appeals court ruled that Jeffries could be fired.

Jeffries still teaches at the state-run school as tenured professor.

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