AP reports that the jury was hung and the judge granted a mistrial. The story relates even more shoddy practices by the Iowa law faculty and administration, including:
The evidence included what her lawyer called a “smoking gun email” in which an associate dean warned then-Dean Carolyn Jones that he worried professors were blocking Wagner’s hiring “because they so despise her politics (and especially her activism about it).” ...
The trial exposed tension among the Iowa faculty and questionable hiring practices, including the law school’s decision to erase a videotape of Wagner’s job interview shortly after she was turned down. The university also could not produce any written documents showing criticism of her interview at the time; the only documents made public were from professors praising her.
I still think that courts shouldn't second guess hiring decisions, but there is an awful stench coming out of Iowa right now. What conservative in his/her right mind would agree to go there now? (Not that the Iowa faculty would seem to mind.)