Supreme Court Orders DOJ to Respond in Home-Schooling Case
The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Association's (HSLDA) petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German home-schooling family that fled to the United States to avoid persecution just because they home schooled their children. James Mason, HSLDA's director of litigation, sees this as a hopeful sign that the court will hear the case.
"The government initially waived its right to respond, apparently thinking that Romeike v. Holder wasn't worthy of the court's consideration," he says. "Clearly, someone in the Supreme Court disagrees. While the odds of the court taking any case are very low, this has increased the chancesâ€”but it is impossible to predict whether the court will ultimately accept the case."...
It's a pity that on Republican Congressmen signed a letter to Atty. Gen. Holder, for Standing With the Romeike Family. Some Blue Dog Democrats should have taken the opportunity to sign the letter as well.