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1971–1972: Franklin Firing: Courts

April 6, 1975
Rockefeller Funds Maoist Revolutionary
From the Congressional Record, remarks by Larry McDonald of Georgia, about a Rockefeller Foundation grant that included funding for Bruce Franklin, which McDonald found “outrageous.”
April 21, 1975
Ousted Stanford Prof Sparks Rutgers Controversy
Palo Alto Times article reporting that a member of the New Jersey legislature was upset over Franklin being at Rutgers.
March 24, 1977
Stanford brief backs firing of Franklin
Palo Alto Times article reporting that Stanford attorneys filed a brief in the case
January 4, 1978
Judge Upholds Franklin Firing
Palo Alto Times article reporting that Santa Clara Superior Court upheld two of the charges leading to Franklin’s firing, and struck down a third.
January 10, 1978
Franklin’s Incitations
Palo Alto Times op-ed article about the recent decision of Judge John A. Flaherty of Santa Clara County Superior Court.
May 21 and 22, 1979
Op-Ed by Lise Giraud: Franklin Fired for Politics
An article by Lise Giraud which appeared in two parts in The Stanford Daily, on May 22 and May 23, 1979. It sparked a response by Pavel; and that, in turn, sparked a rebuttal by Giraud.
May 29, 1979
Stanford Daily Op-ed by John Pavel
John Paval'sop-ed which begins, “Contrary to Lise Giraud’s opinion (Daily, May 22 and May 23), former Stanford Prof. Bruce Franklin should not be considered a martyr.”
June 1, 1979
Lise Giraud’s Letter to the Editor of the Stanford Daily
Letter from Lise Giraud regarding John Paval’s account of the Franklin firing that appeared in the Daily on May 29.
September 1, 1978
Stanford Must Reconsider Franklin Firing
Palo Alto Times article reporting on a ruling of the Santa Clara Superior court.
February 20, 1980
Judge tosses campus case back to Stanford –
Peninsula Times Tribune article reporting that the First District Court of Appeal tells Stanford to determine “whether the penalty against Franklin should be changed.”
March 23, 1980
Ex-Stanford professor fights for a hearing –
Peninsula Times Tribune article reporting that Franklin wants a new hearing before the Advisory Board.
April 23, 1980
Stanford Wins Round One Against H. Bruce Franklin
Peninsula Times Tribune article reporting that Santa Clara Superior Court denied a motion to delay proceedings in the case.
May 4, 1980
ACLU Letter To the Members of the Stanford Community
ACLU of Northern California letter which begins, “…we write to protest the star-chamber quality of a ‘hearing’ currently being conducted by the Stanford administration and its Advisory Board in the matter of former Professor H. Bruce Franklin.”
July 15, 1980
Stanford Press Release
The Board of Trustees has reaffirmed the dismissal of Franklin
July 16, 1980
Stanford Reaffirms Ruling to Fire Franklin
Article in The Peninsula Times Tribune reporting that the Stanford Board of Trustees reaffirmed the firing of Professor H. Bruce Franklin.
January 30, 1981
Franklin vs. Stanford is a Legal Marathon –
Peninsula Times Tribune article which begins, “Nine years after H. Bruce Franklin was fired from the Stanford University faculty, his case seeking reinstatement has been returned to the courts for what could be a landmark legal battle.”
July 21, 1985
Stanford vs. Bruce Franklin: Free Speech Still On Trial
Editorial in the San Jose Mercury by Philip J. Trounstine.
July 24, 1985
Bruce Franklin Case Drags On
San Jose Mercury News article reporting that 13 years have passed since Franklin’s dismissal, and a settlement is not in sight.
January 7, 1986
Ex-Stanford Professor Says Court Decision No Surprise
Peninsula Times Tribune article reporting with Franklin’s reaction to the California Supreme Court’s refusal to hear his appeal.
January 7, 1986
Prof’s Dismissal Upheld
San Jose Mercury article on the California Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Franklin’s appeal.
July 26, 1985
Franklin Resumes his Fight
Peninsula Times Tribune article reporting that Franklin is taking his case to the 6th District Court of Appeal.
March 14, 1987
Ousted Prof Hopes to Win on Appeal
Peninsula Times Tribune article reporting that Franklin lost in Santa Clara Superior Court and will appeal to higher courts.