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Amicus Briefs

Amicus Briefs
August 28, 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.

Amicus Briefs
July 22, 2003

First Amendment: free exercise of religion, establishment clause - state law prohibiting use of public scholarship funds for pastoral studies

Amicus Briefs
July 3, 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.

Amicus Briefs
May 22, 2003

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

Amicus Briefs
April 29, 2003

IDEA: placement of burden of proof in special education due process hearings.

Amicus Briefs
April 18, 2003

First Amendment: student expression - t-shirt depicting weapon - viewpoint discrimination. Filed April 18, 2003.

Amicus Briefs
February 20, 2003

Equal protection: affirmative action - use of race as a factor in admissions process for purposes of fostering diversity.

Amicus Briefs
January 10, 2003

On May 31, 2002, a Pennsylvania federal district court ruled the Internet filtering provisions of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) violate library users’ First Amendment free speech rights. CIPA requires libraries to block access to pornographic material.

Amicus Briefs
December 26, 2001

Fourth Amendment: search and seizure - mandatory drug testing of studnets participating in extracurricular activities.

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