Council of School Attorneys

NSBA Amicus Brief - Colorado Christian University v. Baker (10th Cir.)

First Amendment: Establishment Clause—state provisions prohibiting public funding of religious education. 

NSBA Amicus Brief - Butler v. Rio Rancho Public Schools (10th Cir.)

Student discipline: due process - zero tolerance policies, possession of drugs - scienter requirement.

Busch v. Marple Newtown Sch. Dist., No. 05-2094 (E.D. Pa. May 31, 2007)

A Pennsylvania federal district court has ruled that school officials did not violate a student’s or his parent’s free speech or equal protection rights, or the Establishment Clause, when they barred the parent from reading Bible verses in class as part of an elementary school social studies unit focused on learning about particular students. Wesley Busch was a student at Culbertson Elementary School.

Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

First Amendment:  Petition Clause—application of “public concern” analysis to employee grievances.  Filed December 13, 2010. 

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