The big guns are being called in to tackle the First Amendment lawsuit against the Webb City R-7 School District.
A New York attorney with a long history of representing the American Civil Liberties Union in gay and lesbian cases will represent LaStaysha Myers, a 15-year-old WCHS sophomore who sued Superintendent Ron Lankford, High School Principal Steven Gollhofer, and Assistant High School Principal Jeff Thornberry after they stopped her from wearing t-shirts with pro-gay messages. Ms. Myers is a heterosexual.
Kenneth Choe has been prominent in several suits challenging the type of gay marriage bans that the state of Kansas passed last week. The court filing indicated that Joplin attorney William Fleischaker will continue to be involved in Ms. Myers' case.
More information about the case can be found in the April 6 Turner Report.