U. S. Supreme Court Issues 6-3 Decision in Arlington v. Murphy
Justice Alito, author of the majority decision, wrote,"We hold that it does not." Justice Breyer wrote the dissent and was joined by Justices Souter and Stevens.
"If parents have taken the appropriate steps, they will use evidence from the psycho-educational evaluation by the private sector expert to support their position that the school's educational program is not appropriate and needs to be changed."
"It is unlikely that parents will fail to take the necessary steps to prepare for litigation because they do not expect to recover fees for their 'expert witness.'"
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