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    Bans Upheld In Lower Court

    Within a week of each other, two lower courts in New York upheld municipal bans on hydraulic fracturing and gas drilling in the Towns of Dryden and Middlefield.  These two cases are being closely watched for their precedent setting effect. Anschutz Exploration Corporation, a Denver based natural gas company, filed a lawsuit in order to […]

    School Bans Walker for Girl with Cerebral Palsy

    Lakay Roberts, a 5-year old schoolgirl who suffers from cerebral palsy, has been banned from using her walker at school. Lakay needs the walker to get around and has used it at Kings Manor Elementary School in Kingswood,Texas, for the past two years. However, as a result to the walker recently collapsing in the school’s […]

    What Is Your School’s Obligation to Protect Children From Eating Foods They Are Allergic To?

    The National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1751-1769 (“NSLA”), created a federal program aimed at providing free or low-cost nutritious meals to the nation’s school children in an effort to combat hunger and malnutrition in the classroom. Under the guidelines of this program, children who do not bring a packed lunch or do not […]

    In the Latest School Suspension, Student Gets Suspended For Tweeting Curse Words

    Everyone knows that school officials can constitutionally restrict student speech if the student, while on school property, causes a material or substantial disruption of school activities. But how many of us are thinking about whether it is constitutional for school officials to restrict student speech or conduct that takes place off campus? Austin Carroll, a […]