NSBA Amicus Brief - C.N. v. Ridgewood Board of Education (3rd Cir.)

First Amendment: compelled speech – privacy – anonymous student survey on sensitive subjects.

Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

First Amendment: ability of public school to condition official recognition status on student group’s adoption of school’s  non-discrimination policy. Filed March 15, 2010.

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Maryland v. Montgomery County Public Schools, No. 03-1534 (4th Cir. June 30, 2004)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that the refusal by Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to distribute materials promoting an after-school "Good News Club" run by the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Maryland (CEF) constituted impermissible viewpoint discrimination in violation of CEF’s free speech rights. MCPS elementary school teachers and students distributed materials for other groups, such as the Four-H and the Boy Scouts.

Camreta v. Greene and Alford v. Greene (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Fourth Amendment—Probable cause standard:  application to interview by child protective services worker and/or law enforcement officer of suspected child abuse victim at school.  Filed December 17, 2010.

Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State of New York, No. 74 (N.Y. June 26, 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.

Perdue v. Kenny A. (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Section 1988:  Attorneys’ fees--Enhancement award based on quality of representation and results achieved. Filed June 29, 2009.

Marshall Joint School District No. 2 v. C.D. (7th Cir.)

IDEA: eligibility for special education—determination of whether child’s health condition adversely affects educational performance.  Filed August 21, 2009.

Horne and Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives v. Flores (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Equal Educational Opportunities Act:  Adequacy of State funding of English Language Learner programs—interpretation of “appropriate action” requirement; effect of NCLB on EEOA. Filed March 25, 2009. 

NSBA Amicus Brief - Gross v. FBL Financial Services (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Age Discrimination in Employment Act:  burden of proof--mixed motive instruction.  Filed 3/4/09.


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