Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Most Expensive Prom in History

By now, everybody has probably heard about Constance McMillen being sent to a fake prom while the real one was going on elsewhere.

'Everybody', I trust, includes Judge Glen Davidson, who on March 23 denied the preliminary injunction sought by McMillen. Judge Davidson found that McMillen's case met three of the four requirements, but not the fourth--the 'public interest' test:

...the Court is of the opinion that its failure to grant an injunction in this instance does not disserve the public interest. Defendants testified that a parent sponsored prom which is open to all IAHS students has been planned and is scheduled for April 2, 2010. Though the details of the "private" prom are unknown to the Court, Defendants have made representations, upon which this Court reilies, that all IAHS students--including the Plaintiff--are welcome and encouraged to attend....
You know, judges tend to be a little bit sensitive about parties telling outright lies in their courtrooms. It's just one of those quirky judge things.

In the conclusion of Judge Davidson's opinion:
This case remains active and Plaintiff, is [sic] she so desires, will be permitted to amend her Complaint to seek compensatory damages and any other appropriate relief.
I sure hope they got their money's worth.