Legal Articles, Civil & Human Rights

Student's Explicit Language Justifies Expulsion, Says Court

Blog post about a student who was expelled for using explicit language who then sued for re-enrollment.

Mother Challenges IEP for Lack of Emotional Support

Blog post about a mother who challenged her child's IEP on the basis that it did not provide for adequate emotional support.

DCF Claims Parents Unfit for Lack of Educational Care and Attention

Blog post about the Constitutional right of parents to provide for their children and the fact that the Department of Children and Families can make a determination that some parents are legally unfit to care for their children.

School Board "Obligated" to Utilize Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Says Court

Blog post about the use of drug sniffing dogs in public schools.

Vice Principal's Flawless Career Ends For Strip-Searching Students

Blog post about a veteran vice principal who was fired for ordering female students to be strip searched.

21 Year Old Convict Entitled to Special Education, Says Court

Blog post about an incarcerated student who was determined to be eligible for special education services.

State Sues Parent for Special Education Costs

Blog post about a case where a school district tried to have the parents of a special education student bear the cost of educating the student.

School District For Student's Special Education Falls Outside Jurisdiction

Blog post about the laws regarding accommodations that must be met by the state to make sure that special education students receive a proper education.

School Claims Student "Fell Through the Cracks" to Justify Expulsion

Blog post about a student who was expelled for threatening another with a knife and his subsequent appeal to have it expunged from his record.

Court Awards $2 Million to Unarmed Man Shot by Police

Blog post about an award of damages given to an unarmed man who was shot by a police officer and suffered severe injuries.

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