Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court decision strengthens rights for schoolchildren with disabilities, rejecting a lower standard set by Gorsuch

Supreme Court decision strengthens rights for schoolchildren with disabilities, rejecting a lower standard set by Gorsuch

A unanimous Supreme Court strengthened the rights of nearly 7 million schoolchildren with disabilities Wednesday, and did so by rejecting a lower standard set by Judge Neil Gorsuch.

The ruling, one of the most important of this term, came as President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is wrapping up his third day of testimony before a Senate committee.

Justices ruled for the parents of Endrew F., a Colorado boy with autism who pulled their son from the public school after his progress “essentially stalled.”

They enrolled him in a private academy that specialized in autism, where his behavior and learning improved markedly. They then sued the school district for...

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