Krause and his parents knew how unfairly he’d been treated [when he was disqualified from his senior class presidency] and called Laurence Reisman, a TCPalm columnist. Reisman’s May 19 column supporting Krause’s free-speech rights popped up on Mark Miller’s news feed. Miller, a Martin County resident and senior attorney in the nonprofit Pacific Legal Foundation’s West Palm Beach office, read it and was incensed.
“Incensed”— yeah, you could say that. After reading the column, I contacted J.P. and his family, took on their constitutional case at no charge, and the rest is history. J.P. is back where he belongs: President of his Vero Beach High School senior class for 2017-18. For a nice summary of this First Amendment battle and win for the constitutional rights of high school students, you can watch our new video here: