2007 Amicus Briefs

NSBA files more amicus briefs to the Supreme Court each year than all education associations combined. Our most recent state and federal court briefs are available below. See the School Law Issues area for topically archived briefs.

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NSBA Amicus Brief - BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles v. EEOC (U.S. Sup. Ct.) - Merits Brief
Employment—Title VII—Final decisionmaker liability for racial animus of subordinates.

Bd. of Educ. of the City Sch. Dist. of the City of New York v. Tom F. (U.S. Sup. Ct.)
IDEA: tuition reimbursement

NSBA Amicus Brief - Busch v. Marple Newton School District (3d Cir.)
First Amendment: curriculum control--free speech rights of parent volunteers

NSBA Amicus Brief - John M. v. Board of Education of Evanston Township High School District 202. (7th Cir.)
IDEA: current educational placement

NSBA Amicus Brief - Kentucky Retirement Systems v. EEOC (U.S. Sup. Ct.) - Merits Brief
ADEA: Age as factor in retirement plans—facial discrimination

NSBA Amicus Brief - M.A.L. v. Kinsland (6th Cir.)
First Amendment - student distribution of literature - time, place and manner regulations

NSBA Amicus Brief - Morse v. Frederick (U.S. Sup. Ct.in support of Petition for Certiorari)
First Amendment: student expression – classification of speech, i.e. Tinker, Fraser, or Kuhlmeier – qualified immunity.

NSBA Amicus Brief Page v. Lexington County School District One (4th Cir.)
First Amendment: Government speech—school district statements on proposed legislation—hyperlinks on school web sites

NSBA Amicus Brief - Thompson R2-J School Dist. v. Luke P. (10th Cir.)
IDEA: substantive standard for FAPE--self sufficiency

TSSAA v. Brentwood Academy (U.S. Sup. Ct.)
First Amendment—standard for free speech challenge to contractual terms promoting educational mission.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Unified School District No. 259 v. Disability Rights Center of Kansas (10th Cir.)
FERPA: disclosure of student records to protection and advocacy groups.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Winkelman v. Parma City School District (U.S. Sup. Ct.)
IDEA: Parent representing child pro se in court.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Alexandria City Schools v. A.K. (U.S. Sup. Ct.)
IDEA: Individualized education program—definition of “location” of services—denial of free appropriate public education

NSBA Amicus Brief - Colorado Christian University v. Baker (10th Cir.)
First Amendment: Establishment Clause—state provisions prohibiting public funding of religious education

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