Proprosed Amendment to Sec. 1983
JMHACLJ at AOL.COM
Fri Apr 3 14:16:06 PST 1998
Realizing that anything I send to the list is likely to be posted only after
an extensive wrangle, but not having enough sense to leave from places I am
not wanted, I wade in undaunted.
Rob Weinberg wrote:
<< Offhand I can't think of even one where an establishment clause claim even
*sought* damages against state officials, despite Chicken Little histrionics
to the contrary from the defendants being sued. >>
1. Will the list participants "suggest" to Rob that he put up proof that
"state officials" claim that "damages" have been sought in these cases?
2. Will the list participants take time to consider that for most folks,
including school board members, state employees, and state government
officials, the difference between a $1, $5, or $10 nominal DAMAGE award, and a
$10,000, or $50,000, or $150,000 award of attorneys fees is not only real and
substantial but scary and threatening?
If an Alabama state government official claims that (s)he has been sued and
stands to lose thousands of dollars in the case, why is Rob's statement
anything other than a dodge?
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