Attorneys for Alabama A&M University are scheduled to be in court Wednesday afternoon to argue for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former professor fired last year.

Regina Colston sued Alabama A&M President Andrew Hugine and the board of trustees on Nov. 30, 2011, that she was wrongfully terminated in June 2011. Colston said in her lawsuit that she was fired because she was critical of the school’s administration and the trustees.

Alabama A&M filed a motion last month to have the lawsuit dismissed and the two sides will appear before Madison County Circuit Judge Karen Hall on Wednesday to argue the motion.

The school’s response — filed by AAMU General Counsel Angela Debro, AAMU Board of Trustees attorney Rod Steakley and Huntsville private attorney Christopher Smith — cited past cases in saying Colston did not properly establish in her lawsuit violation of her First Amendment rights.

Courtesy of Alabama Live.