MOUNT VERNON — The public sessions in the contract termination hearings for suspended Mount Vernon Middle School teacher John Freshwater are over; however, written briefs continue to be filed with hearing referee R. Lee Shepherd. The News has learned that an amicus brief has been filed by Douglas Mansfield as a "friend of the Court."



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7 Responses to “Brief examines witness credibility”

  1. comeon

    Lucky for them it wasn’t a closing brief or a rebuttal. Didn’t you read the article? It didn’t have to be submitted for evidence.

  2. Sam Stickle

    Ralph said “filing a brief after a deadline, (which this claim is suspect anyway).”

    The document that the Dennises submitted is dated August 26. The deadline for witness testimony and the submission of exhibits was June 23.

    Also, the final deadline for closing briefs was August 17; the deadline for rebuttals was August 24.

  3. ralph

    Let’s see….Court documents from a federal judge questioning Freshwater’s and Hamilton’s credibility vs. a brief filed after the deadline (an accusation that’s suspicious, anyways)?

    I wonder which is the stronger argument?

  4. ralph

    Let’s see…. filing a brief after a deadline, (which this claim is suspect anyway) vs. Freshwater’s/Hamilton’s credibility called into question by federal judges and magistrates? Hmmm, which is the worse offense?

  5. Sam Stickle

    Of course with the Dennises there is the problem that they are not just interested an interested party, they are WITNESSES! Since when do witnesses file an amicus brief? (Just as an FYI, the Dennises filed the brief AFTER THE DEADLINE!)

    For those readers interested in reading one of the real briefs in the John Freshwater hearing, I’ve uploaded a copy of Freshwater’s “closing statement brief” that was released

    (“Freshwater’s Closing Arguments: Allegations Unsubstantiated”)

  6. Hieronymus Fortesque Lickspittle

    Wow! That last paragraph rocks! It really sums it up nicely. I do enjoy watching this circus but wonder when it will end.