Federal judge rules that University of Florida may not restrict right of professors to testify

Photo collage showing University of Florida logo and excerpts from decision condeming the university actions

The issue probably isn't over, but a federal court ruled that the Florida's flagship state university may not prohibit its faculty members from testifying in court in litigation against the state. (The case in question regarded voting rights.)

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mark Walker's 74-page decision contains some forceful language, and opens with a description of how Chinese political suppression has led to serious harm to Hong Kong universities.

More on the story from the Chronicle of Higher Education.