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Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:42 PM

U.S. justices reject Gorsuch in win for disabled student

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LBN thread: While Gorusch was testifying, the Supreme Court unanimously said he was wrong

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Source: Reuters

U.S. | Wed Mar 22, 2017 | 3:19pm EDT

U.S. justices reject Gorsuch in win for disabled student

By Andrew Chung | WASHINGTON

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected legal reasoning used by President Donald Trump's high court nominee Neil Gorsuch in his role as an appellate judge, ruling in favor of an autistic student who said he was denied an adequate education.

The 8-0 ruling, authored by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, was issued at the same time Gorsuch was facing questions during his Senate confirmation hearing about a 2008 case in which he ruled against an autistic child who sought a public education more tailored to his needs.

The Supreme Court ruled that public schools must offer disabled students a special educational program sufficiently ambitious to ensure they make progress.

Democrats called the Supreme Court ruling a rebuke of the Republican president's nominee and suggested Gorsuch was not a mainstream judge.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-disabled-idUSKBN16T2I7

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:46 PM

1. Whoa!

What's with the timing of this?

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:55 PM

3. Coincidence.

The Court has a large docket, and processes cases according to it's internal schedule. Little doubt the release of this decision was scheduled some time before Judge Gorsuch's Senate testimony was scheduled.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:52 PM

2. Good decision.

I would not, however, go too far in 'rebuking' Judge Gorsuch. It's one of likely many in which Gorsuch's reasoning will be and will have been found lacking, but really nbd; this is the stuff of 'horse races.'

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