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Oral Argument in New York v. Tom F. October 5, 2007

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October 5, 2007

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U. S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in New York v. Tom F.

On Monday, October 1, 2007, the U. S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Board of Education of City of New York v. Tom F. Attorney Wayne Steedman attended oral argument and took notes of the questions asked by the Justices.

What happened during oral argument? What questions did the Justices ask? What happens next?

To read questions asked by the Justices, background and analysis, and what will happen next, read Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Board of Education of City of New York v. Tom F. by Wayne Steedman, Esq.

You'll read about the arguments from:

  • the School District
  • the Parents
  • the Justice Department

URL: http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/art/oa.nyc.tomf.htm

Link to this Alert: http://www.wrightslaw.com/nltr/07/al.1005.tomf.argue.htm

Oral Argument Transcript (reformatted by Pete Wright) can be found at http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/pleadings/oa.nyc.tomf.pdf


Will This Be a New Trend In Special Education Law?

Was IDEA meant to deny reimbursement to students who have never been in public school?

Will a child be forced "to try" an inappropriate public placement before parents are eligible for reimbursement?

Read more about the significance of this case in Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in New Tuition Reimbursement Case.

In this article you will also find out who filed amicus (friends of the court) briefs on behalf of Tom F. and Gilbert F. Links to these amicus briefs are included and will help you understand more about the high stakes in this case.

Find out how the federal government is supporting Tom F.

Read A Short History of New York Board of Education v. Tom F.

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