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Jeremy Sonnier v. John Crain, et al, No. 09-30186 (5th Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
This opinion or order relates to an opinion or order originally issued on July 27, 2010.
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED February 23, 2011 No. 09-30186 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk JEREMY SONNIER, Plaintiff - Appellant v. JOHN CRAIN, Dr., in his official capacity as Interim President of Southeastern Louisiana University; JIM MCHODGKINS, Individually and in his official capacity as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Southeastern Louisiana University; THOMAS CARMICHAEL, Individually and in his official capacity as Police Officer for University Police Department at Southeastern Louisiana University, Defendants - Appellees Appeal from the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana Before GARWOOD, DAVIS, and DENNIS, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: We withdraw our earlier order denying panel rehearing and substitute the following: The motion for panel rehearing is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part as outlined below. No. 09-30186 We withdraw Section IV of the opinion of the panel majority with the exception of Section IV(D). We also withdraw the Conclusion of that opinion. For reasons assigned in Section IV(D) of the panel majority opinion (the section of the opinion dealing with the regulation of security fees that may be imposed on the speaker), we conclude that the district court erred in refusing to declare that section of the regulation facially invalid. To that extent only we vacate the order of the district court. With respect to the balance of the regulation, we conclude that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the preliminary injunction at this early stage of the litigation and without the benefit of any context facts on which to base its order. Thus, the district court s order in all other respects denying the preliminary injunction is AFFIRMED and the case is REMANDED to the district court for further proceedings. 2 No. 09-30186 DENNIS, Circuit Judge, concurring in part and dissenting in part. For the reasons given in my previous partial dissents in this case, I continue to believe that the panel majority has erred in affirming the district court s failure to consider and decide the plaintiff s as-applied challenge, and also in failing to apply the correct principles of law to his facial challenge (except as to the security fee provision, which we agree is unconstitutional). Sonnier v. Crain, 613 F.3d 436, 449-79 (5th Cir. 2010) (Dennis, J., concurring in part and dissenting in part); Sonnier v. Crain, --- F.3d ----, 2011 WL 452085, *2-6 (5th Cir. 2011) (Dennis, J., dissenting from the denial of panel rehearing). Therefore, I continue to respectfully concur in part and dissent in part. 3