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You might have noticed in the paper this morning that John Walker, attorney for former Sen. Bill Walker's daughter in a lawsuit over her failure to make the Central High cheerleading squad, has proposed a "settlement" of the case. This case could be the test by which we judge whether the four-member black majority will approve anything submitted by John Walker, regardless of merit. This case was lost on summary judgment. Nothing there. And there's nothing there that's likely to be reinstated on appeal. For this loss, Walker proposes to remake cheerleader selection at Central High (does the board really want to get into such matters; band tryouts next?) and make the School District pay $15,000, even though it won the case.  It's no way to run a school district. Perhaps we'll be surprised.

The district's law firm outlines the proposal and the arguments against it here.

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