I had just agreed to give a talk on legal writing when I came across this post on the Appellate Record, discussing the Fifth Circuit’s recent opinion in Sanches v. Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District.

Sanches is a gem for two reasons.

First, it’s a completely absurd case. In a fact pattern that probably only makes sense in the Lone Star State, a complaint over failing to make the cheerleading team somehow festered into a Title IX/Section1983 action.

Second, as discussed below, Sanches single-handedly covers about half of the points for my presentation.

Here’s to God, and football, and Texas forever.

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