In 2016 James Tracy and the Florida Civil Rights Coalition
(FCRC) filed a federal lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University (FAU) for its unlawful termination of Tracy's tenured professorship
of 14 years.
The essence of the case revolves around the fact that FAU trustees and administrators disapproved of Tracy's political views, expressed on his personal blog. They therefore utilized an unconstitutional prior restraint ("Outside Employment Policy") barring Professor Tracy's right to free speech as the basis for his dismissal. Moreover, to this day these very officials continue to use the same policy
to limit university faculty and employee expression.