From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


8/21/2002 3:56:04 PM
James R. Mason, III, Esq., HSLDA Litigation Council
California--Court of Appeals to Hear Daytime Curfew Case

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

In 1997, HSLDA filed a suit on behalf of member families in Monrovia,
California, challenging the city's daytime curfew. The case is now
before the California Court of Appeals for the second time. (For more
details about the history of the case, visit our website at

Oral arguments have been set for September 11, 2002, at 1:00 p.m. If
you would like to attend, the hearing will be at the Court of Appeals
for the Second Appellate District, located at 300 South Spring
Street, Los Angeles. The courtroom is on the third floor. Seating is

The ordinance prohibits school-age children from being in public
places during public-school hours. The home schooling families of
Monrovia object to the ordinance because it subjects their children
to being stopped by the police--and possibly cited--even though they
are not required to be in public school.

The daytime curfew ordinance in Monrovia has served as a model for
ordinances in numerous other California cities. The outcome of this
case will affect the entire state of California. Please pray for
HSLDA's attorneys as they present their arguments to the judges and
that God would give the judges wisdom to determine a just result.

For liberty,

James R. Mason, III
HSLDA Litigation Counsel

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