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Friday, June 26, 2009

O Arizona: We Need Sotomayor on the Supreme Court NOW

The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Arizona officials who said the federal government should not be supervising the state’s spending for teaching non-English-speaking students.

The 5-to-4 decision reversed a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which said the state was still violating a law that required “appropriate action” to help English language learners overcome language obstacles.

But the case, Horne v. Flores, brought by parents in Nogales 17 years ago, will go on. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., writing for the majority, remanded the dispute to a federal judge in Arizona for another look at whether the schools in Nogales, a small town on the Mexican border, now provide equal opportunities to English language learners.

link: Justices Side With Arizona in Case on English Language Education -


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