UNJUSTLY USURPING THE PARENTAL RIGHT: Fields v. Palmdale School District, 427 F.3d 1197 (9th Cir. 2005)

Davis, Elliott M.
June 2006
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Summer2006, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p1133
Academic Journal
The article deals with the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case Fields v. Palmdale School District. The right of a parent to control his child's upbringing is one of the fundamental rights recognized by courts as protected under the doctrine of substantive due process. The Fields case establish a bright-line rule for parental rights claims relating to a public school's actions.


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