33. Defendant Esquivel denies that Plaintiff’s internet blog is “news-oriented.” andHis responses beg a question;
35. Defendant Esquivel denies that he reads the postings on Plaintiff's blog.
If Esquivel doesn't read the postings on Plaintiff’s blog, how is he in any position to deny or confirm its news-orientation?If Esquivel doesn't read the postings, the proper answer to the question is of whether the blog is news-oriented is;
Defendant Esquivel is without knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief.He used that answer at least 26 times in his answers, so we know he knows about it.
Interestingly, the rest of the defendants, in their Answers to my complaint, offered the same inconsistency, averring the posts are not news-oriented, while as the same time denying that they read them.
Their lawyers, whose hefty fees will be paid with dollars that could have been spent in classrooms, will argue; "its all legal".
Maybe, but "legal" is such a low bar to set for the senior most role models in the entire APS, and such a poor way to spend tax dollars, dollars that taxpayers expected to be spent educating their children and not in litigation against the public interests.
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