Thursday, January 07, 2010

Student Wins Settlement Against School District

Joanne has the details:

Arrested and suspended for one day for wearing a “Nobama” shirt outside a pre-election speech by Michelle Obama in his high school gym, a Colorado high school student has won a s$4,000 settlement with his school district and the sheriff’s office. The speech was scheduled for after school hours. Blake Benson stayed on campus and held up a McCain sign as classmates entered the gym.

One of Joanne's commenters strikes me as exceedingly insightful, stating:

I’m always hopeful that enough of these smackdowns against overzealous school administrators will finally cause the lot of them to understand their limits. It’s good to dream.

It's interesting to note that even though the ACLU (rightly) represented the student in this case, there's no love lost for the organization in a few of the comments.

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