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ERIC Number: EJ1147243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1539-9664
Gorsuch, the Judicious Judge: A Common-Sense Approach to Education Issues
Bolick, Clint
Education Next, v17 n3 p34-40 Sum 2017
This article discusses concerns about how Neil M. Gorsuch, a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, might influence decisions regarding cases involving the appropriate scope of services guaranteed by federal special-education law, government aid to religious institutions providing educational services, and how intellectual property law applies to sports uniform design and other education-related decisions. After reviewing roughly two dozen of the major cases in which Gorsuch has ruled, the author states that he found Gorsuch's work to be sensible, law-bound, and quite readable. In this article, the author sketches out some features of Gorsuch's jurisprudence and describes specific decisions with relevance for education. The following topics are discussed: (1) similarities and differences with Antonin Scalia; (2) education decisions; and (3) key decisions outside education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rodriguez v San Antonio Independent School District
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