Sunday, July 27, 2008

Legal fees disputed in school paper case

In a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Novato Unified School District lost a First Amendment case brought by a student who claimed his essay was censored by the principal of Novato High School. But the Marin Independent Journal reports that the district is still battling over the legal fees in the 7-year-old case. The IJ reports that the law firm that successfully represented Andrew and Dale Smith, the former student and his father, filed an appeal claiming a Marin County judge shorted it $1.2 million in legal costs.

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