The moms and dads of two high school softball players sued the school district, the board, and administrators for denying them their civil rights to, among other things, receive an invitation to take tickets at games, videotape contests from behind the backstop, and to receive the correct starting time for a team banquet that they didn’t want to attend.  The district court dismissed their claims under section 1983, and the Seventh Circuit affirmed.  It also ordered the parents to show cause why the court shouldn’t impose sanctions on them for prosecuting a frivolous appeal.  Springer v. Durflinger, No. 06-2168 (7th Cir. Feb. 29, 2008).

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