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Judge: Shooter Cannot Claim Wrongful Termination

Sean Logan/The Arizona Republic

A judge has ruled that a Republican who became the first state lawmaker in the U.S. expelled after the emergence of the #MeToo movement cannot claim wrongful termination for his ouster by the Arizona House. 

Former Rep. Don Shooter sued the state over his Feb. 1, 2018, ouster by a 56-3 House vote.  

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge says in a Dec. 20 decision Shooter is not entitled to assert a cause of action for wrongful termination for the House move, suggesting the legislative decision differed from an employer firing an employee. Shooter has denied allegations of sexual harassment. 


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