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Opening Arguments

Leaf the courts out of it

Aaginkog For our "everybody's suing everbody over everything" files:

A Kanawha Circuit judge on Tuesday threw out the lawsuit of a Sissonville High School student who wanted her grade changed on a leaf project she turned in late.

Judge Duke Bloom granted a defense motion to dismiss the student's suit, writing that unless a teacher made a mathematical error in calculating a student's grade, state law forbids anyone else from stepping in to change it.

“It is not, in this Court's view, a proper role for a court to assess whether a particular penalty imposed for turning in schoolwork late is too harsh,” Bloom wrote.

A leaf collection was something we had to do in our eighth-grade science class. I didn't have to sue, though, because I got an A -- I think I 've mentioned that I was conceived in December. One thing I learned was that Foster Park had an amazing variety of trees (at least to an eighth-grader), including the lovely ginko, which I still think has the most interesting leaves of all.

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Bob G.
Wed, 05/09/2007 - 9:44am

But MAN, do those "puke-ball" fruits/seeds that fall (and rot) stink to high heaven!!


Wed, 05/09/2007 - 10:34am

gee judge- what kind of leaf is this?