Cheerleader suit dismissed | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cheerleader suit dismissed

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 12:07 PM

Federal Judge Jim Moody today dismissed the lawsuit brought by former Sen. Bill Walker, now state workforce education chief, over his daughter Alysson's failure to make the cheerleading squad at Central High School. Moody said the Walkers had not exhausted administrative remedies by seeking an independent hearing of their complaint from the state Education Department. He also said that while Walker's daughter was disabled by attention deficit disorder, there had been no showing that she had been denied participation in an activity on account of that disability. The opinion notes that Walker's daughter -- recently featured in MTV's reality series on fabulous Sweet 16 parties -- was schooled alongside peers at Central, including in advanced placement classes.

Here's Judge Moody's opinion issued with his order dismissing the case on summary judgment.

 

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (21)

Showing 1-21 of 21

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-21 of 21

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • More on how highways were used to wipe out "blight" of non-white neighborhoods

    Vox, a news website that concerns itself with energy and other issues, has a fine piece, including before and after images, on the history of the U.S. interstate system and why roads were built through the middle of cities (unless people of influence stopped them — see Manhattan, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.)
    • Mar 22, 2016
  • Presidential thriller, co-author Bill Clinton, coming to bookstores in 2018

    June 2018 is the expected publication date for a novel collaboration by former President Bill Clinton and crime writer James Patterson.
    • May 9, 2017
  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation