On April 3, 2001, I filed suit against the Columbus Metropolitan Library for evicting me for using their facilities barefoot.
Here is the history that led to the lawsuit.
The Columbus Dispatch ran an article on April 12, 2001 about the lawsuit.
The Columbus Dispatch ran a followup article on February 23, 2002 about the hearing regarding the Library's motion for summary judgment and my cross-motion for summary judgment.
Here is the article from the Columbus Dispatch on March 28, 2002 when the judge awarded the Library summary judgment.
Since Larry Black, the Director of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, was retiring June 28, the Library hired a new Director. Here is the story from May 2, 2002 announcing Patrick Losinski as the new Director.
On his retirement, the Director of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Larry Black, wrote a Letter to the Editor on June 27, 2002. One wonders if that last paragraph was intended as a slap in my face.
On June 6, 2003, the Columbus Dispatch had an article about how Sikhs are sometimes discriminated against by the court system in how they dress.
My Letter to the Editor commenting on it (using history I'd learned from researching my suit) was published June 17, 2003.
On October 11, 2003, the Columbus Dispatch ran an article when the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of the District Court.
On a side note, Burton Koss had a story written about his battle against Kroger after he lost in Municipal Court.
A local magazine, Columbus Monthly, had an article about my lawsuit in their January issue.. There was a followup letter to the editor that appeared in the March issue.
When I appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, James J. Kilpatrick wrote a nice article (April 14, 2004) about the case. (The Supreme Court nonetheless denied certiorari.)
On June 17, 2004, I filed a new suit against the Library in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in order to get the State Law issues heard.
On May 28, 2005, the Columbus Dispatch ran an article when I lost the new suit at the trial court level.
For all the filings in the case go here. Actually, the easiest stuff to look at for just the legal arguments is the briefs.