Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Split Vote

In New York City Department of Education v. Tom F., the Supreme Court has upheld the Second Circuit's decision by a 4-4 vote. The case involved the issue of whether a child has to have gone to a public school before the the school district has to recompense him for the cost of a private placement. The decision (it's not much) can be found here.


Blogger Jeremy said...

.well, that was a least for everyone except that one family.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

True, nothing changed. Regardless, I think many families are breathing a sigh of relief. There was significant apprehension that the Court would decide in favor of the school district.

For us, there are only questions . . . Why did they grant cert in the first place? why did Kennedy recuse himself? Did the court split on the ideological grounds most suspect?

5:12 PM  

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