Court Strikes Down Unjust Expulsion
January 20, 2006
by Tara Sweeney
On January 18, 2006, the Supreme Court of New York’s Appellate Division rejected Le Moyne’s claim that McConnell was not officially a matriculated student. The court agreed with FIRE that McConnell’s acceptance letter from Le Moyne stated that academic performance, not personal beliefs, would govern whether he officially matriculated. Since McConnell fulfilled the standards laid out for him, the court said, McConnell was a fully matriculated student and Le Moyne was therefore wrong to dismiss him without due process.