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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. By Christopher Gilbert

Long v. Murray Cnty. Sch. Dist. (11th Cir.)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/Americans with Disabilities Act: Whether summary judgment was properly granted on the claim of disability discrimination under Section 504 and the ADA based on the district court‘s finding that the school district was not deliberately indifferent as a matter of law to the alleged peer harassment. Filed November 28, 2012 

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Title VII: Whether the application of the mixed-motive standard in Title VII retaliation cases would unduly burden public schools. Filed March 11, 2013 

Louisiana Federation of Teachers v. State of Louisiana (La. Sup. Ct.)

School voucher program: Louisiana private school voucher program part of national effort to divert public dollars from public education - without imposing accountability to harm of taxpayers. Filed March 18, 2013 

Jefferson County School District R-1 v. Elizabeth E. (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Petition Brief)

IDEA: Medical care - unilateral placement of student receiving special education services in mental health facility - reimbursement when placement is primarily for education purposes. Filed April 25, 2013. 

Madigan v. Levin (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

ADEA: Availability of section 1983 for age discrimination claim. Filed June 10, 2013. 

Commonwealth of Kentucky v. N.C. (U.S. Sup. Ct - Petition Brief)

Student Rights: Fifth Amendment - does school administrator's questioning of student in the presence of school resource officer trigger Miranda warnings. Filed August 28, 2013. 

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ED Response to NSBA GC's Letter to ED on OCR Bullying Guidelines

ED's March 2011 letter to NSBA GC Francisco Negron responding to NSBA December 2010 letter to ED on OCR bullying guidelines


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