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Amicus Briefs

Amicus Briefs
November 2, 2015

Whether the Fifth Circuit’s re-endorsement of the University of Texas at Austin’s use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions decisions can be sustained under this Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Fisher v.

Amicus Briefs
September 28, 2015

Equity & Discrimination: Whether a school district may be held liable under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for the sexual assault of a student by a school principal when the abuser was the only school official with actual knowledge of the wrongdoing

Amicus Briefs
September 23, 2015

Legal System: Section 504 claims seeking monetary damages for alleged peer harassment based on disability are subject to Title IX standard set forth in the U.S. Supreme Court in Davis

Amicus Briefs
August 13, 2015

Liability: §1983 liability of mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect; even when (a) there is a reasonable basis to suspect abuse and (b) the report is not materially false—impermissibly chill child abuse reporting across the nation; (2) Can a First Amendment retaliation claim be

Amicus Briefs
June 8, 2015

Special Education & Disabilities: Whether IDEA requires publicly-funded independent educational evaluations (IEEs) to meet state and local school district evaluation criteria

Amicus Briefs
March 26, 2015

Special Education & Disabilities: IDEA - is a prevailing party entitled to "automatic attorneys' fees and costs or is a court required to consider the degree of success achieved by the “prevailing party” in determining the size and appropriateness of the award of attorneys’ fees and costs 

Amicus Briefs
February 2, 2015

Privatization & School Choice: Vouchers – whether state’s private school voucher program violates state constitution

Amicus Briefs
January 28, 2015

Employment Discrimination: Title VII – duty to provide religious accommodation in the absence of actual notice of need for accommodation

Amicus Briefs
November 24, 2014

Legal System: Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause - teacher/school staff requirement to report suspected child abuse under state mandatory reporting law - are teachers/staff agents of law enforcement for purposes of Confrontation Clause - does a minor student's out-of-court statements to a teach

Amicus Briefs
October 16, 2014

Legal System: APA - agency interpretative regulations - notice and comment procedure

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