Gorsuch’s education-related rulings display wit, independence, eloquence

Feb 21, 2017

When a seventh grader burped and laughed repeatedly during a physical education class in Albuquerque, N.M., the teacher put him in the hallway. When he continued the behavior, she summoned the school resource officer, who arrested the 13-year-old on a misdemeanor charge of interfering with the educational process. The officer patted him down, handcuffed him and drove him to a juvenile detention facility.

The case eventually reached the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, where Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch found himself the only judge on a three-member panel who thought the boy’s family was right in asserting that school officials mishandled the situation.

This article was originally published in On Board: the Voice of Public School Leadership, Volume 18, No. 3 on February 20, 2017. Read the full article "Gorsuch's education-related rulings display wit, independence, eloquence"


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