If just a few peaceable protesters and transgender college students scare the Conway Faculty Board and its superintendent, they’d finest take note of lawyer Tom Mars, whose purchasers have included a enterprise coalition, star athletes, a former governor and Walmart.
Mars is chatty on Twitter, the place he’s made a pair posts that must be a warning to the wayward board waging an anti-transgender campaign.
“Any faculty board member with an IQ greater than room temperature will learn that tweet and instantly notice that the varsity board must give up worrying about trans children and loos and begin specializing in training,” Mars mentioned right now.
Mars didn’t need to go into a lot element but in regards to the “military of extremely skilled legal professionals,” however mentioned, “We’re having discussions with distinguished legal professionals exterior the state of Arkansas who’ve an curiosity in bringing an finish to this discrimination in opposition to transgender children.”
Mars and others are also involved a couple of faculty board proposal — coverage 5.5.2 — that might ban or limit the instructing of dozens of ideas within the faculty district, together with some associated to our nation’s racial historical past, sexuality and gender. The college district has mentioned the board will not be at the moment contemplating the proposal though it requested its lawyer to draft it, however the district, which is ignoring components of the state’s open-meeting regulation, has supplied no file of the board ever voting in opposition to the proposal or tabling it.
Mars, who has previously represented Mike Huckabee, credited Holly Dickson, govt director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, for her work on the varsity board points.
Earlier this week, Mars posted one other cautionary tweet:
Earlier this yr, Mars efficiently represented a enterprise coalition of distinguished Arkansas firms and foundations in persuading the eighth U.S. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals to uphold a decrease courtroom’s non permanent maintain on an Arkansas regulation banning gender-affirming look after transgender youngsters. A federal trial of the lawsuit difficult the ban is scheduled to renew in U.S. District Courtroom in Little Rock on Nov. 28.
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