Sunday, January 25, 2009


Momentum Builds
To Hold
Douche Bag School Bosses Accountable


Assert Free Speech Rights For All Connecticut Citizens,
Including Students

United States District Court
for the District of Connecticut

Case Name: Doninger v. Niehoff et al
Case Number: 3:07-cv-1129

Jury Selection set for 6/2/2009
09:30 AM
in Courtroom Four,
141 Church Street, New Haven, CT
before Judge Mark R. Kravitz

Jury Trial set for 6/4/2009

Signed by Judge Mark R. Kravitz on 1/23/09

Bill Introduced by CT State Sen. Gary Lebeau

Referred to Joint Committee on Education
"Avery's Law,"
Would Stand Up
To Activist Judges
Douche Bag
School Bosses

see link below

  • VIDEO: Avery Doninger & Atty. Jon Schoenhorn On Fox & Friends, 1-23-09

  • Travesty Kravitz's Reversible Error On Qualified Immunity For Douche Bag School Bosses

  • Proposed Bill Would Protect Student Speech In Wake Of Travesty Kravitz Rulings

  • Douche Bag Shocker: !!!@#%*&!!! THE REAL STORY FROM A VETERAN TEACHER

  • TRAVESTY KRAVITZ: Trial Only On Seizure Of Free Speech / Team Avery T-Shirts

  • What They're Saying About Travesty Kravitz

  • Photos Of Verboten T-Shirts

  • --
    Following is a Readers Digest version
    of the Doninger case:

    Avery Doninger, a volunteer in the Americorps national public service program, has a civil rights trial pending in New Haven U.S. District Court. [Among her duties on the job: helping hurricane victims in Texas.]

    Avery, a 2008 graduate of Lewis Mills High School in Burlington, CT, and her mother, Lauren Doninger, sued Principal Karissa Niehoff and Superintendent Paula Schwartz [now retired] after they removed Avery from the ballot for class secretary.

    Avery Doninger was among a group of four students who lobbied the community for support of an annual battle of the bands sponsored by the Student Council. The student council adviser suggested the students reach out to taxpayers and the students copied the adviser an on email to the community.

    Schwartz became very upset after taxpayers called her and she cancelled the event known as Jamfest. Doninger subsequently referred to administrators in a live journal blog as central office douche bags, and Schwartz's son found the posting while trolling the internet for his mother a couple weeks later. While Avery Doninger was banned from school office, another student who called Schwartz a dirty whore was given an award and lauded for citizenship.

    School officials suppressed the write-in vote in which Doninger was elected by a plurality. Schwartz refused to accept Doninger's apology for her choice of words. During an assembly, Niehoff banned free-speech and Team Avery t-shirts and seized at least one shirt.

    The Doningers have been seeking -- among other remedies -- an apology for civil rights violations and recognition of the write-in victory.

    New Haven U.S. District Judge Mark Kravitz denied a motion for a preliminary injunction [immediate relief] in August 2007. Based on errors in the record, Travesty Kravitz's injunction ruling was upheld by the U.S. Second Circuit in New York.

    Travesty Kravitz held a hearing in November 2008 on Doninger's request for a trial. He cut off discussion about various frauds - including false testimony - upon the court and ultimately ordered a trial on Jan. 15, 2009. But, he limited the scope of the trial to the narrow issue of the suppression and seizure of free speech t-shirts.

    Appeals are likely on a number of rulings narrowing the scope of the case.

  • Court Docs Detailing Alleged Fraud By Niehoff, Schwartz, et al


    "There is nothing covered up
    That will not be uncovered,
    Nothing hidden that will not be known."

    -- Gospel of Matthew

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