Thursday, October 18, 2012

Appeals Court Overturns Injunction Keeping Lee's Summit Twins in School

Yesterday the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the Western District Court’s grant of a preliminary injunction that allowed Lee’s Summit twin brothers to stay in School. In the case titled S.J.W., et al. v. Lee’s Summit R-7 School Dist., et al., the brothers challenged their 180 day suspension for creating a bullying website. The twins argued that the suspension was a violation of their rights to free speech. The trial court agreed to halt the suspension until a trial could be had on the merits of the case. The 8th Circuit overturned that decision stating that the district court’s findings did not support the relief granted and that the twins were unlikely to succeed on the merits under the relevant caselaw.
Ryan M. Paulus
Paulus Law Firm L.L.C.

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