The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed a district court's decision last year to throw out the convictions against Brandon Barber attorney K. Vaughn Knight and give him a new trial. The three-member panel of Circuit Judge Raymond Gruender, Circuit Judge Duane Benton and Senior Circuit Judge C. Arlen Beam issued the opinion in the appea […]
A federal appeals court has ruled that no constitutional right exists for parents to choose what public school their children attend, a blow to efforts to expand public school choice. The case decided Monday revolves around a group of parents in Blytheville, Ark., who in 2013 sought to transfer their children to neighboring school districts with better stude […]
A lower court was correct to toss a lawsuit filed by parents who claimed the Blytheville School District improperly opted out of an act that allowed them to send their children to neighboring districts, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said Monday. All three of the judges agreed that the parents' request for injunctive relief was moot because […]
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