Galveston ISD Threatens to Sue Watchdog Group
Today’s lesson on the Constitution, and such amendments to it as, say, the First, will not be given in Galveston schools.
That’s because the folks at Galveston ISD seem to have only the foggiest idea of what the First Amendment is about.
Of course, the lawyer says, it’s not the fact that they’re being criticized that is causing the lawsuit threat. It’s because some of the criticisms are libelous, even if they involve publicly elected officials.
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. Louisville Cardinals College Football
TicketsThu., Nov. 17, 7:00pm
Rice University Owls Football vs. UTEP Miner Football
TicketsSat., Nov. 19, 11:00am
SWAC Football Championship
TicketsSat., Dec. 3, 3:00pm
TicketsSat., Jan. 7, 7:00pm
Plus, lawyer David Feldman told the Galveston County Daily News, one poster on the Web site posted using GISD superintendent Lynne Cleveland’s name and then made fun of her various team-building slogans.
“It’s like you’ve been figuratively raped,” he told the newspaper, somehow failing to add “But then again, it’s obvious I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about.”
Christopher Cottrell, co-founder of the Katy Citizen Watchdog$ (the school-district watchdog that’s inspired dozens of such groups in Texas), wrote an open letter to GISD:
When did having a differing view warrant legal action? When did school board trustees and superintendents forget that they report to the voters? When did school districts decide that they have some divine right to rule an area as a fiefdom?
We’re sure GISD will respond any day now. -- Richard Connelly
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.