Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Drew Adams v. St. Johns County School Board: Appeals Court Requests Briefs on Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

In Drew Adams v. St. Johns County School Board, United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan held that a trans boy's rights were violated by our rebarbative reprobate school board.

The case is on appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

On June 17, 2020, the three judge panel ordered the parties to file supplemental briefs addressing the Supreme Court's June 15, 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the landmark Supreme Court case that established that discriminating against GLBTQ people in employment violates Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

My guess is that the panel will make short work of St. Johns County School Board's invidiously discriminatory position.

Retired former Florida National Guard Judge Advocate General Elizabeth Masters predicted in her 2017 letter to the St. Augustine Record that our foolish School Board would lose and be liable for attorney fees.   Her July 11, 2017 letter called out the School Board for discrimination against the trans boy, Drew Adams "Don’t waste time, money fighting bathroom gender."

Drew Adams is now a college student.  I met him last year at the Pride celebration at the band gazebo in St. Augustine, where we both spoke.

A peculiar institution, does this discriminatory School Board habitually violate civil and constitutional rights, as it did twice with a child subjected to mandatory singing of Christian songs to graduate from elementary school?

Is it poorly served by its longtime lawyer, Frank Upchurch, who has been known to sleep in School Board meetings?

Is it poorly served by the snooty Robert Sniffen law firm in Tallahassee.

Here's the order of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Drew Adams v. St. Johns County School Board:

No. 18-13592 
D.C. Docket No. 3:17-cv-00739-TJC-JBT
Plaintiff - Appellee,
a minor, by and through his next friend and mother, Erica Adams Kasper,

Defendant - Appellant.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida ________________________
Before WILLIAM PRYOR, Chief Judge, MARTIN, and JILL PRYOR, Circuit Judges.
The parties are DIRECTED to file supplemental briefs advising this Court about the impact of Bostock v. Clayton County, 590 U.S. , S. Ct. , 2020 WL 3146686 (June 15, 2020), upon their arguments previously made in this case. The Appellant’s brief shall be filed within 15 days of entry of this Order, with the Appellee’s brief due 15 days later. Appellant may file a reply brief within 10 days of Appellee’s filing. No brief shall exceed 20 pages.

Here's a link to the docket in District Court.

Here's a link to the docket in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Let Justice Be Done. 

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