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University of Florida reverses decision to keep professors from testifying in case against state

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Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs on Friday said the state’s flagship university will reverse course on a decision that had barred three professors from serving as paid expert witnesses in litigation against the state’s new voting law.

In an email message addressed to the campus community, Fuchs said he had asked the university’s Conflict of Interest Office to allow the professors to offer their expert testimony regardless of whether they are paid or not.

Earlier this month, university official told the professors that because the school was a state institution, participating in a lawsuit against the state would be harmful to the university’s interests.

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