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7/11/2008 11:45:46 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA--Favorable Development in the California Homeschooling Case

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HSLDA--Favorable Development in the California Homeschooling Case

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Thank you for your continued prayers for the California homeschooling
case, In re Rachel L. Last night, Mr. L's attorney in the juvenile
court reported to Home School Legal Defense Association that the
juvenile court judge terminated jurisdiction over the two youngest L
children in a hearing held on July 10, 2008. Mr. L is represented by
Gary Kreep, who is the director of the California-based United States
Justice Foundation, which has long been a close ally of HSLDA and
homeschoolers in California.

Two years ago, the children's court-appointed lawyers had asked that
the two children be ordered to attend a school outside the home. That
request became the basis for the court's February ruling that
homeschooling is illegal in California. The appellate court later
vacated its own decision and set the case for rehearing. Oral
argument on the rehearing was held on June 23, 2008 and a decision
could be handed down at any time

Mr. L's appellate attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund will be
making the appellate court aware of this new development immediately.
They will move to dismiss the petition pending in the court of appeal
on the ground that the petition is now moot. In other words, the
children are no longer under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.
Therefore, any decision by the appellate court based on the
two-year-old petition could not be enforced against the L children.

"This is a significant favorable development toward preserving
homeschooling freedom in California," said Mike Farris, Chairman and
Founder of HSLDA.

Keep praying!

Sincerely,

J. Michael Smith
HSLDA President

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