H. et al v. EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT Featured Case

Did the Easton Area School District violate the First Amendment rights of its student by prohibiting them from wearing a breast cancer awareness bracelet that displayed the message "I Heart Boobies"?

Plaintiff: B. H., JENNIFER HAWK, K. M. and AMY MCDONALD-MARTINEZ
Defendant: EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Case Number: 5:2010cv06283
Filed: November 15, 2010
Court: US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Office: Allentown Office
County: Northampton
Presiding Judge: MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN
Nature of Suit: Civil Rights: Other
Cause of Action: 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983 Civil Rights Act
Jury Demanded By: Defendant
Docket Report

This docket was last retrieved on April 12, 2011. A more recent docket listing may be available from PACER.

Date Filed Document Text
January 31, 2011 Filing 35 Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law by B. H., JENNIFER HAWK, K. M., AMY MCDONALD-MARTINEZ. Certificate of Service (ROPER, MARY)
January 31, 2011 Filing 34 Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law by EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT. Certificate of Service (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Brief, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order, # 3 Supplement Cert of Service)(FREUND, JOHN)
December 30, 2010 Filing 33 NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by CARL W. HITTINGER on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(HITTINGER, CARL)
December 29, 2010 Filing 32 NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by CARL W. HITTINGER on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(HITTINGER, CARL)
December 28, 2010 Filing 31 Notice of Filing of Official Transcript with Certificate of Service re 30 Transcript - PDF, 12/28/2010 Entered and Copies Emailed and Mailed.. (tomg, )
December 28, 2010 Filing 30 TRANSCRIPT of Evidentiary Hearing held on 12/16/2010, before Judge Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin. Court Reporter/Transcriber Raymond Wolf. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER.. Redaction Request due 1/18/2011. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 1/25/2011. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 3/25/2011. (tomg, )
December 17, 2010 Opinion or Order Filing 29 ORDER THAT THE PARTIES SHALL FILE SEPARATE PROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW ON OR BEFORE 1/31/2011; AND ORAL ARGUMENT ON PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION WILL BE HELD ON 2/18/2011 AT 9:30 A.M., IN COURTROOM 13A.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 12/16/2010. 12/17/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(tomg, )
December 17, 2010 Filing 28 Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN: Motion Hearing RE: Motion for Preliminary Injunction held on 12/16/2010 (tomg, )
December 16, 2010 Opinion or Order Filing 27 ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF NATHAN P. HELLER, ESQUIRE, TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 83.5.2(b) IS GRANTED.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 12/15/2010. 12/16/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(tomg, )
December 16, 2010 Opinion or Order Filing 26 ORDER THAT THE DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO QUASH (DOC. #23) IS DENIED AS MOOT.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 12/16/2010.12/16/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(tomg, )
December 16, 2010 Filing 25 Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN: Telephone Conference held on 12/15/2010 (tomg, )
December 16, 2010 Opinion or Order Filing 24 ORDER THAT THE DEFENDANT'S MOTION IN LIMINE (DOC. #20) IS DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE SUBJECT TO OBJECTIONS FOR FORM OR RELEVANCE DURING THE HEARING, ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 12/15/2010.12/16/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(tomg, )
December 15, 2010 Filing 23 MOTION to Quash filed by EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT.Brief. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Brief, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Supplement Certificate of Service)(FREUND, JOHN)
December 15, 2010 Filing 22 APPLICATION for PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION of (NATHAN P. HELLER) filed by (B. H., JENNIFER HAWK, K. M., AMY MCDONALD-MARTINEZ), statement and certificate of service. (FILING FEE PAID, RECEIPT #PPE034434) (tomg, )
December 15, 2010 Filing 21 Exhibit List Second Amended by EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT.. (FREUND, JOHN)
December 15, 2010 Filing 20 MOTION in Limine filed by EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT.Memorandum, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement, # 2 Supplement, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(FREUND, JOHN)
December 14, 2010 Filing 19 Exhibit List AMENDED by EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT.. (FREUND, JOHN)
December 13, 2010 Filing 18 Witness List by EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT. (FREUND, JOHN)
December 13, 2010 Filing 17 Exhibit List by EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT.. (FREUND, JOHN)
December 9, 2010 Filing 16 Minute Entry/Report of Conference for proceedings held before HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN on 12/8/2010. (kw, )
December 9, 2010 Opinion or Order Filing 15 ORDER THAT THE PARTIES SHALL EXCHANGE EXHIBITS AND WITNESS LISTS ON OR BEFORE 12/13/2010 AND SEND A COPY TO THE COURT, ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 12/9/2010. 12/10/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(tomg, )
December 6, 2010 Filing 14 REPLY to Response to Motion re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by B. H., JENNIFER HAWK, K. M., AMY MCDONALD-MARTINEZ. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Certificate of Service)(HITTINGER, CARL)
December 2, 2010 Opinion or Order Filing 13 ORDER THAT THE PRE-HEARING CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR 12/8/2010 AT 4:30 P.M., IS RESCHEDULED FOR 3:00 P.M., ON THAT DATE, IN CHAMBERS.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 12/2/2010. 12/2/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(tomg, )
December 2, 2010 Filing 12 NOTICE of Appearance by MONIQUE MYATT GALLOWAY on behalf of B. H., JENNIFER HAWK, K. M., AMY MCDONALD-MARTINEZ (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(tomg, )
December 2, 2010 Filing 11 NOTICE of Appearance by CARL W. HITTINGER on behalf of EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT with Certificate of Service (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(HITTINGER, CARL) Modified on 12/2/2010 (afm, ). (FILED IN ERROR, ATTORNEY REFILING CORRECT DOCUMENT)
December 1, 2010 Filing 10 ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT. (Attachments: # 1 certificate of service)(FREUND, JOHN)
November 29, 2010 Filing 9 RESPONSE to Motion re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order Brief and Certificate of Service filed by EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement, # 2 Supplement, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(FREUND, JOHN)
November 18, 2010 Filing 8 Letter from JOHN E. FREUND, III to The Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin dated 11/17/2010 re: TRO (tomg, )
November 18, 2010 Opinion or Order Filing 7 ORDER THAT THE PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER IS DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. THE CLERK OF COURT SHALL PLACE THE LETTER FROM JOHN E. FREUND, III DATED 11/17/2010 ON THE DOCKET OF THIS CASE. A HEARING ON THE PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION WILL TAKE PLACE ON 12/16/2010 AT 9:30 A.M., IN COURTROOM 13A.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 11/18/2010. 11/18/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(tomg, )
November 16, 2010 Filing 6 Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN: Telephone Conference held on 11/15/2010 (tomg, )
November 16, 2010 Filing 5 NOTICE of Appearance by MARTHA M. TACK-HOOPER, WITOLD WALCZAK, SETH F. KREIMER, on behalf of B. H., JENNIFER HAWK, K. M., AMY MCDONALD-MARTINEZ, with Certificate of Service(TACK-HOOPER, MARTHA) Modified on 11/30/2010 (md).
November 15, 2010 Filing 4 NOTICE of Appearance by JEFFREY T. TUCKER on behalf of EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT with jury demand certificate of service (Attachments: # 1 certificate of service)(TUCKER, JEFFREY)
November 15, 2010 Filing 3 NOTICE of Appearance by JOHN E. FREUND, III on behalf of EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT with jury demand certificate of service (Attachments: # 1 certificate of service)(FREUND, JOHN)
November 15, 2010 Filing 2 MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION filed by B. H., JENNIFER HAWK, K. M., AMY MCDONALD-MARTINEZ.MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Declaration)(tj, )
November 15, 2010 Filing 1 COMPLAINT against EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 032716.), filed by JENNIFER HAWK, B. H., K. M., AMY MCDONALD-MARTINEZ. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Designation Form, # 3 Case Management Track Form)(tj, ) (Additional attachment(s) added on 11/15/2010: # 4 Complete Civil Cover Sheet) (tj, ).
November 15, 2010 Summons Issued as to EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT. Forwarded To: Counsel on 11/15/10 (tj, )

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