Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Savage DiaryThe Savage Diary

california

Unconstitutional: CA Gov. Newsom’s order barring in-person private school classes, says 9th Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on Friday that California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 restriction barring private schools from in-person classes is unconstitutional.

The Center for American Liberty and 20 plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in July 2020 challenging Newsom’s closing of all in-person classes for schools. “Several of those plaintiffs said Newsom overstepped his authority and acted illegally by denying parents control over their children’s education,” the Epoch Times reported.

“California’s forced closure of their private schools implicates a right that has long been considered fundamental under the applicable caselaw—the right of parents to control their children’s education and to choose their children’s educational forum,” Judge Daniel Collins ruled on Friday.

However, the court upheld barring public school in-person classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Harmeet Dhillon, the head of the Center for American Liberty, said in a statement, “While we are thrilled for our clients whose rights are vindicated by today’s decision, we are disappointed the Ninth Circuit did not rule that all students, including those in public school, have a basic right to an education. We will continue to advocate for the educational rights of all students.”

In a statement to the Los Angeles Times on Friday, Newsom’s office said, “Throughout this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, the state was guided by science and data—prioritizing the health and safety of students, staff, and their families while supporting schools to meet the needs of students and return to in-person learning quickly. All students are returning to full, in-person instruction next year, and the state is focused on ensuring that return is successful.”

Advertisement
Comments

You May Also Like

Politics

Afederal judge on Wednesday ordered a 44-month prison sentence for a South Carolina man who threw objects at police during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol...

Court & Law

The San Jose City Council voted Tuesday evening to force gun owners to pay a “harm reduction fee” and have liability insurance, and the...

Federal Agency

A woman arrested in New York along with an unnamed “coconspirator” for allegedly perpetrating $1.9 million of pandemic unemployment fraud was a previously deported...

Coronavirus

Military medical whistleblowers have come forward with a trove of data on vaccine safety that they claim is the most accurate available. On Monday, Sen....

News

Last month, we reported that NIAID has been conducting cruel experiments on Rhesus monkeys to test the effectiveness of vaccines, among other things.  The experiments were...

News

On Sunday, a massive anti-vaccine mandate truck convoy in Canada set off on a ‘Freedom Rally’, starting in northern British Columbia and ending in...

News

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) announced two bills that she says will be “the strongest pro-life laws on the books” in the state....

News

Virginia’s new Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares fired lawyers from the University of Virginia and George Mason University, declaring his office is looking to...

Advertisement