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August 24, 1991 | Times Wire Services
A junior high school student who cried when a teacher refused to let her submit a research paper on the life of Jesus has sued the school board for upholding the decision. Kurt Beasley, a Rutherford Institute attorney for Brittney Kaye Settle, says she was given a zero for refusing to select another subject, but the teacher, Dana Ramsey, allowed other students to submit papers on such topics as reincarnation, spiritualism and the occult.
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March 12, 2000 | Associated Press
A federal jury has ordered the Alexandria, Va., school board and a former elementary school principal to pay more than $1 million to a former student who was molested by a teacher. The school board was ordered to pay $700,000 to Jackson Baynard, 20, who was abused by Craig Lawson starting in 1990 when he was a sixth-grader at Charles Barrett Elementary School. Catherine Malone, the Barrett principal at the time, was liable for $350,000. Lawson is serving a 30-year sentence for sex crimes.
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April 23, 1992 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge ordered two county school districts Wednesday to stop using public funds to build opposition to the proposed Parental Choice Initiative but rebuffed an attempt to keep school boards from taking a stand on the measure. Just three minutes into an afternoon hearing, Superior Court Judge C. Robert Jameson said he had already decided that he would not order local boards to rescind resolutions they have passed opposing the proposed ballot initiative.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1997
An Inglewood Unified School District board member has filed a lawsuit against three other panel members, claiming that they have violated her 1st Amendment right of free speech. In her lawsuit, filed in Torrance Superior Court, Thomasina Reed alleges that board President Gloria Gray, Vice President Larry Aubry and former President Dexter Henderson have repeatedly stifled her speech at board meetings. She also claims that the board members were wrong for censuring her during a Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1997
An Inglewood Unified School District board member has filed a lawsuit against three other panel members, claiming that they have violated her 1st Amendment right of free speech. In her lawsuit, filed in Torrance Superior Court, Thomasina Reed alleges that board President Gloria Gray, Vice President Larry Aubry and former President Dexter Henderson have repeatedly stifled her speech at board meetings. She also claims that the board members were wrong for censuring her during a Jan.
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March 12, 2000 | Associated Press
A federal jury has ordered the Alexandria, Va., school board and a former elementary school principal to pay more than $1 million to a former student who was molested by a teacher. The school board was ordered to pay $700,000 to Jackson Baynard, 20, who was abused by Craig Lawson starting in 1990 when he was a sixth-grader at Charles Barrett Elementary School. Catherine Malone, the Barrett principal at the time, was liable for $350,000. Lawson is serving a 30-year sentence for sex crimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1991 | BERNARD GROFMAN, Bernard Grofman, a professor of political science at UC Irvine, is a nationally recognized expert on redistricting
In the past two decades "at large" elections (where all officials are elected from a citywide constituency) have come under legal challenge with the Voting Rights Act. In the past two decades the number of black and Latino elected officials has more than quadrupled--a rate of growth far outstripping minority population growth. These two facts are related.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge ordered two county school districts Wednesday to stop using public funds to build opposition to the proposed Parental Choice Initiative but rebuffed an attempt to keep school boards from taking a stand on the measure. Just three minutes into an afternoon hearing, Superior Court Judge C. Robert Jameson said he had already decided that he would not order local boards to rescind resolutions they have passed opposing the proposed ballot initiative.
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August 24, 1991 | Times Wire Services
A junior high school student who cried when a teacher refused to let her submit a research paper on the life of Jesus has sued the school board for upholding the decision. Kurt Beasley, a Rutherford Institute attorney for Brittney Kaye Settle, says she was given a zero for refusing to select another subject, but the teacher, Dana Ramsey, allowed other students to submit papers on such topics as reincarnation, spiritualism and the occult.
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