Fifth Circuit: no cheers for cheerleader suit

Missed this one from 2011, with Judge Jerry Smith writing for a Fifth Circuit panel: “Reduced to its essentials, this is nothing more than a dispute, fueled by a disgruntled cheerleader mom, over whether her daughter should have made the squad. It is a petty squabble, masquerading as a civil rights matter, that has no place in federal court or any other court. We find no error and affirm.” [Sanches v. Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District]

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  • Anyone who visits Overlawyered for the “best of the best” must read the judge’s footnote #13 on page 24. It dispenses with Hawkeye’s rapier like wit and uses a cruel cudgel to emphasize the failure of counsel.