• During the Catañeda vs. Pickard case a father claimed that his two children were not having their educational rights met at their school in the Raymondville Independent School District. The father, Mr. Catañeda, further stated that the Raymondville Independent School District was not providing a proper bilingual education program for his children.
This document supports limiting online student speech because the court ruled that even though it happened out of school, the school’s reason was strong enough to justify their actions toward K.K.
A lawsuit was filed on March 21, 2016 by Fresno Police Sergeant Cervantes who is suing Fresno Police Department and three other detectives. He states workplace harassment and discrimination due to his Hispanic ethnicity. Further details state, “Sgt. Paul Cervantes accuses Sgt. Tim Tietjen and Detectives Brad Alcorn and Cary Phelps of smearing his reputation with false accusations and spreading rumors that he’s a dirty cop. Tietjen, Alcorn and Phelps are white.”(Lopez, para.2) Such accusations can lead to further tensions, costly legal battles, and government investigations. Sergeant Cervantes seeks unspecified damages, attorney fees for discrimination, retaliation, defamation and malicious prosecution. He also states he has been subjected to such discrimination and harassment since January 2008 to the present. Furthermore, it is not the first time Fresno Police Department has been sued for similar incidences. There is an ongoing problem in the department that needs to be resolve.
The 3 teenagers ended up filing a Civil Rights lawsuit in federal court through their fathers, asking the court to issue an injunction that would bar the school system from further disciplining students in the same situation as well nominal damages. The district court sided with the school board, deciding that the school’s fear of this protest causing disruptions of school discipline was within reason. The Eight Circuit Court of Appeals upheld this ruling on an evenly divided vote. The students ended up bringing their case to the Supreme Court after that.
The benefits of this decision is that Mrs. Kay Williams and the School Board along with the majority of the community and students will have their rights upheld as outlined in the First Amendment. Superintendent Noble will have “made a stand” as he stated in the newspaper article.
She worked as a reference librarian at Mississippi College School of law and later begin law practicing. Ice has knowledge of work labor laws in Mississippi that can clarify concerns for workers they may have. A worker asked Ice, "Last week I was fired from my job for no apparent reason. Is it legal for my employer to just fire me like that?" Ice responded that in most states employees, can be fired at any time for any reason. However, if the employer believes that the discharge was based on discrimination; Since there are no anti discrimination agency in Mississippi, Ice advise employers are able to file a viable complaint, regardless of immigration status, to the United States EEOC within 180 days to investigate. With Ice’s experts in law, she volunteers to be an attorney for the MIRA in 2001. She later became a staff member for MIRA in 2006 and created the MIRA Legal project that helped over 50 countries.
The first appeals filed against this discriminatory bill began in October of 2010. The initial appeal was filed by 10 teachers, The director of the Mexican-American Studies program, and 3 students with their parents. Due to various circumstances however, Many of them dropped their appeals, or they were dismissed. Eventually there was only 1 student and their parent left. The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, and decided to further appeal the case. The case eventually reached a federal court, reversing part of the ruling by the lower courts. The federal judge found that that the bill was created with the intention of targeting solely The Mexican-American Studies program, and so was partially unconstitutional. The final ruling on the matter by the federal judge affirmed part of the bill to be unconstitutional, however the ruling of the district court was upheld. Holding the bill as not “overboard”. The bill was sent back for review of the claim that the bill is
We recently filed a lawsuit against the San Francisco Police Department and several individual officers on behalf of Travis Hall, a 23-year old Black college student who was unlawfully detained, arrested, and beaten by SFPD officers. After suffering multiple injuries, Travis was held
The 20% of the students that chose Scott Magnet School were probably struggling to achieve, since the requirements were totally different. Additionally, the Hispanics were probably struggling in any school that they chose since the other schools did not had the experience or the programs that they needed as English Language Learners (ELL). Legal issues were probably active because of the ELL population as well as the unfair process of staffing the school. Also, if legal liability due to
“The suit alleged that by using federal grants as an incentive for states to implement the standards, the Education Department is attempting to coerce states to implement Common Core in a violation of the 10th Amendment” (Kaplan, 2014, para 2).
Assuming that the school district was not justified in its actions, does Susie have a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983?
The Santa Fe School District has over four-thousand students, as a result there is quite a large school board that is the governing authority in that area. The school board enacted a policy that permitted students to say or give a speech before home varsity football games of their school. The policy was to be implemented as follows by the high school principal: “Each spring, the High School Student Council shall conduct an election via the student body to choose a student to deliver the address”. (Eilers, 2000) This policy was taken by families of Mormon and Catholic descent who started this litigation under a Temporary Restraining Order regarding graduation exercises and said that the school district was becoming pro- Baptist by encouraging membership in religious clubs, and showing prejudice towards all other minority religious beliefs. The allegations also stated, “They also alleged that the district allowed students to read Christian invocations and benedictions from the stage at graduation ceremonies and to deliver overtly Christian prayers over the public address system at home football games.” (Eilers, 2000) The case was argued March 29, 2000 and decided the following month in the Supreme Court of the United States. This situation presents an early
On Saturday, September 3rd, the Northside Bus Company in Jerome, ID confirmed to KTVB that bus driver, Mary Black, had been fired from their company. Black was fired after a video posted on Facebook displayed a confrontation between Black and a student on the bus. The student involved was eighth grader, Miguel Martinez. Black suspected Martinez of throwing a water bottle on the bus. As punishment, Black tried to take Martinez’ phone away, but, when unable to accomplish that, she decided to pour the water from the thrown water bottle onto Martinez. Black also demanded that Martinez only speak to her in English, not his native tongue of Spanish. Black can be heard on video saying, “I don’t understand Spanish. I’m not going to learn it. I live in America and it’s an English-speaking country. So if you want to