Camreta v. Greene and Alford v. Greene (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Fourth Amendment—Probable cause standard:  application to interview by child protective services worker and/or law enforcement officer of suspected child abuse victim at school.  Filed December 17, 2010.

Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State of New York, No. 74 (N.Y. June 26, 2003)

The New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, has ruled that the state’s system of funding public education fails to provide New York City public school students with an opportunity for a meaningful high school education as mandated by the state constitution.

Perdue v. Kenny A. (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Section 1988:  Attorneys’ fees--Enhancement award based on quality of representation and results achieved. Filed June 29, 2009.

Marshall Joint School District No. 2 v. C.D. (7th Cir.)

IDEA: eligibility for special education—determination of whether child’s health condition adversely affects educational performance.  Filed August 21, 2009.

Horne and Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives v. Flores (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Equal Educational Opportunities Act:  Adequacy of State funding of English Language Learner programs—interpretation of “appropriate action” requirement; effect of NCLB on EEOA. Filed March 25, 2009. 

NSBA Amicus Brief - Gross v. FBL Financial Services (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Age Discrimination in Employment Act:  burden of proof--mixed motive instruction.  Filed 3/4/09.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Forest Grove School Dist. v. T.A. (U.S. Sup. Ct.—Merits)

IDEA: tuition reimbursement—child who has not received special education services from school district.  Filed 3/4/2009.

NSBA Amicus Brief - El Paso Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Richard R. (5th Cir.)

IDEA: Settlement offer –enforceability without court review; mootness of lawsuit seeking same relief as rejected settlement offer. Filed 3/12/09.

NSBA Amicus Brief Committee for Educational Equality v. State of Missouri (Mo.)

Finance: Adequacy of state funding of schools under Missouri constitution; how other state courts have evaluated funding adequacy claims under state constitutions. Brief filed by Missouri School Boards’ Association, prepared by Education Justice at Education Law Center, and also joined by the Rural Schools and Community Trust. Filed 1/26/2009.


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