Pound the table

I just read the District’s email regarding their wild goose chase here:

“While the Board believes that Johnston’s misconduct is sufficient grounds for his removal, Johnston’s subsequent federal litigation against ISD 709 and five Board members has the potential to result in a drawn–out, time–consuming and expensive legal process which would distract from focusing on the primary mission of our schools, which is the education and well–being of our students. Therefore, the Duluth School Board will consider rescinding the removal of Johnston and replacing it with formal censure at a special School Board meeting to be held next week. The Board expects Johnston will then dismiss his federal lawsuit, for which he is seeking monetary damages.”

There is an old legal maxim. “If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, pound the law. If you have neither on your side, pound the table.”

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