Amicus Brief

Richardson v. State of North Carolina (N.C. Sup. Ct.)

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

NSBA and Leading State and Local Government Organizations Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Reject New EEOC “Standard” in Religious Discrimination Cases

Alexandria, Va. (Jan. 29, 2015) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief filed today by the leading state and local government organizations asking the High Court to affirm the Tenth Circuit decision in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Abercrombie & Fitch, that an employer is not liable under federal law for failing to provide a religious accommodation to a prospective employee who did not ask for an accommodation. 

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

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

School boards and teachers’ groups file brief on ruling that could jeopardize child abuse reporting processes

NSBA and leading teachers’ groups filed a joint amicus brief in the case of Ohio v. Clark, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Ohio high court ruling.

Ohio v. Clark (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

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 teacher in response to teacher's concern about potential child abuse qualify as "testimonial" statements subject to the Confrontation Clause

NSBA Urges the U.S. Supreme Court to Require a Notice-and-Comment Period Before Federal Agencies Change Significant Interpretive Rules

Alexandria, Va. (Oct.17, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief filed by the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) and multiple signatories that asks the High Court to affirm the District of Columbia Circuit’s holding in the case of Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association. At issue is whether state and local governments should be notified and allowed to comment before federal agencies change interpretations of their own regulations.

School Boards call upon Ninth Circuit to affirm IDEA’s educational purpose

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by eight state school boards associations, today filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of D.A. v. Meridian Joint Sch. Dist. No. 2.

NSBA and Eight State School Board Associations Call Upon the Ninth Circuit to Affirm IDEA’s Educational Purpose

Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 15, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by eight state school boards associations, today filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of D.A. v. Meridian Joint Sch. Dist. No. 2. At issue in this case is whether a high-functioning autistic student with social, behavioral and self-sufficiency needs is entitled to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) services when the disability does not adversely affect his educational performance.

D.A. v. Meridian Joint School District No. 2 (9th Cir.)

IDEA:  eligibility for services - qualifying disability -  adverse impact of disability on academic performance - "adversely affects educational performance" standard

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