POCATELLO -- The Idaho Supreme Court says a former Idaho State University Professor wasn't wrongly denied unemployment benefits after he was fired.

The Idaho State Journal reports the high court ruled in favor of the university and against Habib Sadid on Thursday.

Sadid was a tenured professor at ISU's School of Engineering but he was fired in 2009 after university officials said he ignored repeated warnings that he was violating the school's protocol for raising concerns about upper administrators. Sadid said his speech was protected under the First Amendment and he should be entitled to unemployment benefits.

The high court disagreed, saying Sadid engaged in employment-related misconduct.

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