While the Plaintiff engaged in protected speech which was a motivating factor in the Plaintiff’s removal, the Court finds that Plaintiff has not shown a substantial likelihood of success on the merits because the Defendants have presented sufficient evidence that they would have made the same decision to remove him even in the absence of the protected speech.

Lack’s attorney, James Radford, confirmed today that the case is still moving forward. “The next step is to develop evidence through depositions and discovery to prove our case,” Radford said.

Read the complete ruling below:

Top photo: Reuben Lack (center) and his attorney James Radford (right) went before a federal judge for the first hearing in his lawsuit against Alpharetta High School (by Ryan Watkins)

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