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Litigation Update: The California Curfew Case

Vol. 107, Prg. 11–15
September 19–23, 2011

Two siblings, an LA daytime curfew law, two arrests, and a call to HSLDA for help… this marked the beginning of a recent case that revolved around homeschool freedoms. This week on Home School Heartbeat, find out what happened as Jim Mason describes the case, the approach HSLDA took to defeat it, and its significance and implications for homeschoolers today.

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City of Los Angeles v. Smith
Making a Strong Case
The Turning of the Tide
And the Support Poured in
Yvonne Smith Speaks


Jim Mason
Home School Legal Defense Association Deputy General Counsel Jim Mason has defended homeschoolers from truant officers, school superintendents, and social workers in courts and administrative tribunals all over the country. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Oregon State University and his law degree at Regent University. Jim served in the United States Navy and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He and his wife, Debbie, have homeschooled all of their seven children. They live in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

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