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Cain v. Horne, No. 07-0143 (Ariz. App. Div. Two, May 15, 2008)

An Arizona intermediate court of appeals has struck down two new state voucher programs for foster and disabled children as violating the state constitution’s “Aid Clause.” That clause provides: “No tax shall be laid or appropriation of public money made in aid of any church, or private or sectarian school, or any public service corporation.” However, the court ruled the programs did not violate the state constitution’s “Religion Clause,” which provides: “No public money or property shall be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise, or instruction, or to the support of

NSBA Amicus Brief - Nurre v. Whitehead (9th Cir.)

First Amendment: Student free speech—playing of instrumental music with religious theme at graduation—qualified immunity and personal liability of school administrators.

Butler v. Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education, No. 02-2199 (10th Cir. Aug. 25, 2003)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has ruled that a school district did not violate a student’s right to substantive due process by suspending him when he should have known that he brought a weapon onto school grounds. Stephen Butler, a student at Rio Rancho Public Schools (N.M.), was suspended after school officials discovered weapons and drug paraphernalia in his brother’s car, which he had driven to school that day. Stephen claimed not to have known of his brother’s contraband and challenged his suspension in court.

Meacham v. Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (U.S. Sup. Ct.) - Merits Brief

Employment:  Age Discrimination in Employment Act—burden of proof for reasonable factor other than age.

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

IDEA: tuition reimbursement—child who has not previously received special education services from school district

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