ERIC Number: ED100020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-22
Reference Count: 0
Supreme Court of the United States: Goss Et Al. v. Lopez Et Al. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. No. 73-898. Argued October 16, 1974--Decided January 22, 1975.
Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.
On January 22, 1975, the Supreme Court decided that students facing temporary suspension from a public school have property and liberty interests that qualify for protection under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Having chosen to extend the right to an education to students, the State may not, without due process, withdraw that right on grounds of misconduct. Further, due process requires, in connection with a suspension for up to 10 days, that the student be given oral or written notice of the charges against him. If he denies the charges, the student is due an explanation of the evidence the authorities have, and he must be given an opportunity to present his version of the case. (Author/DW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.
Note: Syllabus Included