Council of School Attorneys

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. 

Staub v. Proctor Hospital (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

USERRA:  Vicarious liability of employer for discriminatory animus of subordinate without decision-making authority; available defenses to “cat’s paw” claims. Filed 9/7/10.

R.K. v. Board of Education of Scott County, Kentucky (6th Cir)

ADA/Section 504: Right of student receiving disability-related services to attend neighborhood school - financial burden on school district. Filed October 14, 2011 By Guy Colson


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