Friday, October 10, 2008

Cert Denied In Parents' Complaints About School Books

Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Parker v. Hurley (No. 07-1368). (Order List.) In the case, the 1st Circuit had rejected free exercise and parental privacy challenges by two sets of parents who complained that they were not given an opportunity to exempt their elementary school children from exposure to books that offended their religious beliefs. The books depicted families headed by same-sex couples or dealt with love between members of the same sex. (See prior posting.) AP reported yesterday on the cert denial. Numerous other denials of cert were also ordered Monday. (See prior posting.)