Tuesday, November 17, 2015

I.R. v. Los Angeles USD (9th Cir. - Nov. 15, 2015)

District Judge Real gets reversed.  But the case isn't reassigned to a different judge on remand.

So that's progress.

It's also an interesting resolution of the appeal, since under today's ruling, local school districts will be required to initiate due process hearings in tons of IEP settings -- hearings that ordinarily only take place when the parents (rather than the school district) requests them.  That'll turn a lot of IDEA proceedings on their head.

Which may or may not be a good thing.  But it's definitely a change.  And a big one.