ERIC Number: ED313785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
The 1988-89 Term of the U.S. Supreme Court and Its Impact on Public Schools.
Tatel, David S.; Mincberg, Elliot M.
In its 1988-89 term, the Supreme Court, dominated by a conservative 5-4 majority made possible by the addition of Justice Kennedy, issued a number of decisions of significance to school districts. These decisions of the Supreme Court's 1988-89 term are summarized in this study and organized by subject matter into five sections: (1) civil rights in the context of employment and other liability-related issues; (2) special education; (3) freedom of speech and religion issues; (4) school desegregation; and (5) school finance-related issues. In each section, the key cases decided by the Court, the lower court decisions the Court declined to review and, where relevant, decisions scheduled for review in the 1989-90 term, are summarized. A list of 55 cases discussed, including case citations, is presented at the end of the summary. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hogan & Hartson, Washington, DC.