VIRGIL C. BLUM, S.J. CENTER FOR PARENTAL FREEDOM IN EDUCATION

INFORMATION LIBRARY
LEGISLATIVE ISSUES/COMMENTARIES, 1973-1999


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A-4.11 3-3 1 1 Ackerman, David M. "Choice Programs and State Constitutions: The Inclusion of Sectarian Schools." CRS Report for Congress (March 2, 1992).
A-4.11 3-3 1 1 Rachel Agostini, et al., Petitioners 96-552 v. Betty Louise Felton et al. Chancellor, Board of Education of the City of New York, et al., Petitoners 96-553. U.S. Supreme Court Decision delivered by Justice O' Connor (June 23, 1997).
A-4.11 3-3 1 1 Amole, Tustin. "Parents File Federal Complaint Against Adams 12; Charter School Academy Fails to Meet Learning-Disabled Son's Needs, Couple Claims." Rocky Mountain News (December 1, 1994).
A-4.11 3-3 1 1 Andres, Greg D. "Private School Voucher Remedies in Education Cases," The University of Chicago Law Review Vol. 62, No. 2 (Spring 1995).
A-4.11 3-3 1 1 Bagley. v. Raymond School Department. Decision of the Maine Supreme  Court (April 23, 1999).
A-4.11 3-3 1 1 Ball, William Bentley. "To Be or not To Be Religious." Crisis (April 1994) pp 14-15.
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________."A Chance to Untangle the Law." Crisis (February 1994) p. 16.
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________."Voucher Opponents Have Losing Legal Arguments." Christian Perspectives Vol. 6, No. 1 (Summer/Fall 1993).
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________."Freedom of Religion, The American Constitution and the Catholic Church," in Church and State in America: Catholic Ouestions, Proceedings of the Fourteenth Convention: Fellowship of Catholic Scholars (Denver 1991), Msgr. George Kelly, ed., pp. 143-161. New York: St. John's University Edition (1992).
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________."Parental Rights in Schooling," A Blueprint For Education Reform. ed. Connaught Marshner (1984) pp. 11-37.
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________."God Save This Honorable Court: First Monday - Last Chance." Crisis (October 1992) pp. 26-29.
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A-4.11 3-3 1 2 Bates, Stephen. "How Cries of 'Censorship' Stifle the Schools Debate." Wall Street Journal (December 22, 1993).
A-4.11 3-3 1 2 Bolick, Clint. "Choice in Education: Part II. Legal Perils and Legal Opportunities." Backgrounder No. 809 (February 18, 1991).
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________. and William H. Mellor III. "Interveners' Brief in Support of Puerto Rico's Law No. 71. Received 2/21/94 from Michael Dean.
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________. and Richard D. Komer. "School Choice: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions," Institute for Justice. Received August 22, 1994.
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________."Memorandum re Puerto Rico Decision." Institute for Justice. (December 1, 1994).
A-4.11 3-3 1 2 Campbell v Manchester Board of School Directors, (Supreme Court of Vermont: January 28, 1994).
A-4.11 3-3 1 2 "Can Vouchers Hurdle Church-State Wall?" New York Times (June 12, 1991). Here Laurence Tribe of Harvard's Law School states, "One would have to be awfully clumsy to write voucher legislation that could not pass constitutional scrutiny."
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A-4.11 3-3 1 2 Center for Choice/U.S. Department of Education. "Summary of Enacted State Choice Laws (as of year-end 1992)." (January 1993) This legislative update from the CFC presents a summary of existing educational choice laws.
A-4.11 3-3 1 2 Center for Education Reform, "School Reform in the United States: State by State Analysis." (Spring 1994).
A-4.11 3-3 1 2 Choper, Jesse (UC, Berkeley constitutional scholar). Summary of Professor Choper's comments about the Zobrest decision given at a constitutional law conference; summary printed in The United States Law Week (November 2, 1993).
A-4.11 3-3 1 2 Christian Coalition Congressional Scorecard (1994).
A-4.11 3-3 1 2 Committee for Public Education and Religious Liberty v. Nyquist, (U.S. Supreme Court Decision June 25, 1973).
A-4.11 3-3 1 2 Congressional Record, U.S. Senate. "Federal Grants for State and Local' GI Bill' for Children Act." Senate Bill 3010 (July 23, 1992).
A-4.11 3-3 1 2 Constitutional Right to Free School and Brief on Church/State Issue submitted by Allan E. Parker, Jr. and Lauren Ranly. Received November 30, 1994.
A-4.11 3-3 1 2 Crovitz, L. Gordon. "God Save This Honorable Court - and School Choice, Too." Wall Street Journal (November 6, 1991).
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A-4.11 3-3 1 3 Daly, Anthony W. "Parents' Choice Schools" (1953 & October 1956) Two brief pamphlet discuss the issue of free exercise of religion and public schools.
A-4.11 3-3 1 3 Daugherty, Richard. "Choice Initiatives: Historical Perspectives on the Issue." The NACUA College Law Digest & West's Education Law Reporter Vol. 22, No. 7 pp. 585-608 (February 27, 1992).
A-4.11 3-3 1 3 Davis v. Grover, (Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision: March 3, 1992).
A-4.11 3-3 1 3 Davis v. Grover, (Wisconsin Court of Appeals Decision: November 13, 1990).
A-4.11 3-3 1 3 Delk, Glenn A. (Lightmas & Delk) School Choice Lawsuit to be filed shortly after the Georgia 1994 winter legislative session ends (expected date 05/17/94).
A-4.11 3-3 1 3 Education Week. "Supreme Court on Aid to Religious Schools" (September 6, 1995).
A-4.11 3-3 1 3 Farrell, Walter C., Jr. and Gary R George. "School Choice and African American Students: A Legislative View." Journal of Negro Education Vol. 59, No. 4 (1990).
A-4.11 3-3 1 3 Felsenthal, Edward. "High Court Rules Public Teachers Can Work in Religious Schools," Wall Street Journal (June 24, 1997).
A-4.11 3-3 1 3 Florida Federation of Catholic Parents. "Support Senate Bill 472 (Dudley) and HB 1341 (Arnold)!" flyer.
A-4.11 3-3 1 3 Freund, Paul A. "Public Aid to Parochial Schools." Case & Comment Vol. 74, No. 6 (November­December 1969).
A-4.11 3-3 1 3 Futterman, David. "School Choice and the Religion Clauses: The Law and Politics of Public Aid to Private and Parochial Schools." Georgetown Law Journal Vol. 81, No. 711 (1993). Futterman concludes that a federally funded voucher program would represent a serious violation of the First Amendment.
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A-4.11 3-3 1 4 George, Gary R. "Oral Argument Before the Wisconsin Supreme Court." (October 4, 1991).
A-4.11 3-3 1 4 Greenhouse, Linda. "School Case Reveals Split in Court on Desegregation," New York Times (January 12, 1995).
A-4.11 3-3 1 4 Harris, Joseph Claude. "Unfettered Capitalism: Can It Reform Schools?", Wall Street Journal (October 26, 1995).
A-4.11 3-3 1 4 Hartmann, Michael E. "Spitting Distance: Tents Full of Religious Schools in Choice Programs, The Camel's Nose of State Labor-Law Application to Relations with Lay Faculty, and the First Amendment's Tether."
A-4.11 3-3 1 4 Heffernan, Chief Justice. Wisconsin Supreme Court. This item is Chief Justice Heffernan's dissenting opinion in regard to the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program does not violate Wisconsin's Constitution (March 8, 1992).
A-4.11 3-3 1 4 Heise, Michael. "Public Funds, Private Schools, and the Court: Legal Issues and Policy Consequences." Texas Tech Law Review Vol. 25, No. 1 (1993).
A-4.11 3-3 1 4 Helms v Cody. U.S. District Court ruling pertaining to state of Louisiana's programs of state assistance and expense reimbursements to nonpublic schools and families (June 10, 1994).
A-4.11 3-3 1 4 Hulsey, Angela. "School Choice Programs: What's Happening in the States." The Heritage Foundation (March 1993).
A-4.11 3-3 1 4 Jackson v. Benson Supreme Court of Wisconsin Decision (June 10, 1998).
A-4.11 3-3 1 4 Jackson v. Benson A motion for an appeal from a Judgement of the Dane County Circuit Court, Hon. Paul B. Higginbotham, Presiding (December 17, 1997); this includes a petition to file an amicus brief. Includes article: Joe Williams. "3 On MPS Board Ask Court to Uphold School Choice." MJS (December 18, 1997).
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A-4.11 3-3 2 1 Jackson v. Benson Amicus Brief (December 16, 1997).
A-4.11 3-3 2 1 Jackson v. Benson FAX from Mike Dean to Judge Richard Callaway with motion to admit Clint Bolick and William H. Mellor III pro hac vice (August 2, 1995).
A-4.11 3-3 2 1 Jackson v. Benson Decision of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV (August 22, 1997).
A-4.11 3-3 2 2 Kemerer, Frank R. and Kimi Lynn King. "Are School Vouchers Constitutional?" Phi Delta Kappan.
A-4.11 3-3 2 2 King v. Village of Waunakee. Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision upholding constitutionality of Waunakee's display of a creche during the Christmas season (June 22, 1994).
A-4.11 3-3 2 2 Kirkpatrick, David W. "The U.S. Supreme Court And School Choice." The REACH Alliance. June 1992. Significant quotations from Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925) and Mueller v. Allen (1983).
A-4.11 3-3 2 2 Lamb's Chapel and John Steigerwald v. Center Moriches Union Free School District, (U.S. Supreme Court Decision June 7, 1993).
A-4.11 3-3 2 2 LaNoue, George R Public Funds for Parochial Schools? New York: Office of Publication and Distribution, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. (1963).
A-4.11 3-3 2 2 Laurance, Robert. Arkansas Law Notes 1998. "*87 Cert. Denied: Brief Commentary on Swanner v. Anchorage Equal Rights Commission and City of Boerne v. Flores."
A-4.11 3-3 2 2 Lemon v. Kurtzman, (U.S.
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A-4.11 3-3 2 3 Luthens v. Bair, (Iowa District Court Decision: March 17, 1992).
A-4.11 3-3 2 3 Marquette University Law Review. "A Symposium on School Choice." (March 8, 1991).
A-4.11 3-3 2 3 McConnell, Michael W. Letter to Paul Henkels of Pennsylvania's REACH Alliance in which Mr. McConnell (Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School) expresses his legal opinion that Pennsylvania's proposed educational choice legislation would not violate the First Amendment (April 8, 1991).
A-4.11 3-3 2 3 McLarin, Kimberly, J. "Holiday Dilemma at Schools: Is That a Legal Decoration?" New York Times (December 16, 1993).
A-4.11 3-3 2 3 Miller v. Benson. Complaint filed in Federal Court for the District of Eastern Wisconsin relating to the denial of the benefit of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program to four eligible Milwaukee families (September 30, 1993).
A-4.11 3-3 2 3 Appeal Brief prepared by Mark J. Bredemeier, Landmark Legal Foundation (June 2, 1995).
A-4.11 3-3 2 3 Brief, in support of the defendant, from Attorney General James E. Doyle (September 26, 1994).
A-4.11 3-3 2 3 Amicus Curiae brief from ACLU, et. al. supporting the defendant (September 26, 1994).
A-4.11 3-3 2 3 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Choice opponents must prepare for battle." (July 10, 1995).
A-4.11 3-3 2 3 Moriarty, Judith K. Constitution, State of Missouri (March 1, 1993).
A-4.11 3-3 2 3 Mueller v. Allen, (U.S.
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A-4.11 3-3 2 4 O'Connor, Kay. "School Vouchers Q & A." (1994).
A-4.11 3-3 2 4 Parde, Duane. American Education: A State Legislator's Guide to Reform. Washington, D.C.: American Legislative Exchange Council (1991).
A-4.11 3-3 2 4 Pennsylvania REACH. "Questions and Answers on House Bill 1133" (1991).
A-4.11 3-3 2 4 Pierce v. Society of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, (U.S. Supreme Court Decision: June 1, 1925).
A-4.11 3-3 2 4 Ratliff, Senator Bill. "Vouchers and Sectarian Schools." (May 8, 1995). Memorandum regarding the constitutionality of Public Education Scholarship Pilot Program, Subchapter G, Chapter 29 of Texas Senate Bill 1.
A-4.11 3-3 2 4 Riley, Patrick. "Response to an Address by William Bentley Ball," in Church and State in America: Catholic Questions, Proceedings of the Fourteenth Convention: Fellowship of Catholic Scholars (Denver 1991), ed. Msgr. George Kelly, 163-175. New York: St. John's University Edition (1992). (See Ball, William Bentley above, in this section).
A-4.11 3-3 2 4 Sadler, Judge Lisa L. "Why Cleveland's School Vouchers Are Constitutional." Wall Street Journal, August 7, 1996.
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________. Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Decision, Case Nos. 96CVH-O1­193 and 96CVH-01-721, July 31, 1996.
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A-4.11 3-3 2 4 Simmons Harris and Gatton et al., v. Goff, et al. May l, 1997 decision filed by the Ohio Court of Appeals, Tenth Appellate District regarding the Ohio Pilot Scholarship Program.
A-4.11 3-3 2 4 Simpson, Michael. "The Courts and School Choice." NEA Today, Vol. 10 (February 1992), p. 31.
A-4.11 3-3 2 4 Elwood Strout, et al., (Plaintiff) v. Commissioner, Maine Department ofEducation (Defendant), Civil No. 97-259-P-H.United States District Court, District of Maine, Judge D. Brock Homby. "Orders on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgement."
A-4.11 3-3 2 4 Souter, David H. "Excerpts From Opinions and Dissent on Religion," Excerpts from the Supreme Court's decision in Board of Education v. Grumet, New York Times (June 28, 1994).
A-4.11 3-3 2 4 State of Wisconsin ex rel. Thompson, et al., u Jackson, et al. March 29, 1996 decision filed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of expanding the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) to include religious schools. (FAX from Mike Dean containing a description and summary of briefs and involved parties; received April 2, 1996).
A-4.11 3-3 2 4 Teachers Association of Puerto Rico v. Hon. Jose Arsenio Torres, (Superior Court Decision: April 19, 1994).
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A-4.11 3-3 3 1 Tucker, Allyson M. and William F. Lauber, eds. "School Choice Programs: What's Happening in the States." The Heritage Foundation (March 1995 and May 1994). A summary of educational choice legislation in all 50 states.
A-4.11 3-3 3 1 Underwood, Julie K. "Choice Is Not a Panacea." The NACUA College Law Digest & West's Education Law Reporter Vol. 22, No. 7 (February 27, 1992).
A-4.11 3-3 3 1 Vaccari, Michael A. "Public Purpose and the Public Funding of Sectarian Educational Institutions: A More Rational Approach After Rosenberger and Agostim. Marquette Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 1 (Fall 1998).
A-4.11 3-3 3 1 Viteritti, Joseph P. "Choosing Equality: Religious Freedom and Educational Opportunity Under Constitutional Federalism," Yale Law & Policy Review Vol. 15, No. 1 (1996).
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________."Blaine's Wake: School Choice, the First Amendment, and State Constitutional Law, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy v21, n3 (Summer 1998).
A-4.11 3-3 3 1 Walsh, Mark. "Several Justices Question District Decision in Private-Placement Case" (accompanied by "Court Declines to Review Service Requirement"), Education Week (October 13, 1993).
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________"In Special Ed. Case, Justices Back Parents," (accompanied by "Excerpts from Unanimous Ruling in Private Placement Case"). Education Week (November 17, 1993). Article describes Florence County v. Center decision.
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________."Divided Court Rejects Title I Services Ban," Education Week (July 9, 1997).
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A-4.11 3-3 3 1 Wisconsin Constitution, Article X.
A-4.11 3-3 3 1 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. "Public School Open Enrollment." (August 31, 1992). A Wisconsin DPI proposal for public school open enrollment.
A-4.11 3-3 3 2 Wisconsin v. Yoder, (U.S. Supreme Court Decision: May 15, 1972).
A-4.11 3-3 3 2 Witters v. Washington, (U.S. Supreme Court Decision: January 27, 1986).
A-4.11 3-3 3 2 Wolfe, Christopher. "Parents Deserve Choice of School." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (October 4, 1995).
A-4.11 3-3 3 2 Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District, (U.S. Supreme Court Decision: June 18, 1993).