08/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Gates Arrest: Harvard Professor Considering Lawsuit

Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said this morning that he has not ruled out the possibility of filing a lawsuit over his arrest last week.

"Oh yeah, I'm considering a lawsuit, sure, the noted scholar told a Globe reporter in a phone interview from Martha's Vineyard, a day after authorities agreed to drop a disorderly conduct charge against him. "Wouldn't you?"

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