Amicus Brief

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.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Newsom v. Albemarle County (4th Cir.)

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

NSBA Amicus Brief - Morse v. Frederick (U.S. Sup. Ct.) on the merits

First Amendment: student expression – classification of speech, i.e. Tinker, Fraser, or Kuhlmeier – qualified immunity.

Morgan v. Swanson (5th Cir.)

First Amendment:  Establishment Clause and Free Speech Clause—qualified immunity for school officials making decisions that require reconciling free speech and government endorsement of religion concerns. Filed March 16, 2011.

Meadows v. Lake Travis Independent Sch. Dist. (5th Cir.)

Parental rights:  Access to school premises to monitor child’s education; reasonableness of visitor policies to ensure student safety.  Filed February 25, 2010.

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.

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