The Loudermilk Case


To prevent their homeschooled children from being taken into Arizona state custody, the Loudermilks allowed two social service investigators and six sheriff’s deputies into their house without a search warrant. Because the search was coerced and violated the Loudermilks’ Fourth Amendment rights, HSLDA sued on behalf of the Loudermilks in federal court. Unfortunately, the district court ruled to dismiss the case, but HSLDA has appealed this decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and both sides will be submitting briefs to the Ninth Circuit in the coming year.

Articles

Appeal Versus Social Workers Faces Uphill BattleFebruary 19, 2013

Defending a Lawsuit Against Motion to DismissMarch/April 2007

Judge Rules Social Worker Fear Tactics UnconstitutionalOctober 22, 2007

Federal Lawsuit Moves Toward TrialMay/June 2009

Arguments Proceed in Federal LawsuitSeptember/October 2009

Judge Upholds Family’s Right to Day in CourtApril 1, 2010

Family Wins Round TwoJuly/August 2010

Appellate Briefs Filed in Arizona Illegal-Search Case

January 24, 2011

“Let Me in or I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff and…I’ll Take Your Kids!” Supreme Court AppealJanuary 27, 2012

Pray Supreme Court Accepts CaseMarch 12, 2012

Supreme Court to Decide to Hear Loudermilk Case on FridayMarch 19, 2012

Loudermilk Update: Supreme Court Decided, Thank You for Your PrayersMarch 26, 2012

Social Workers off the Hook: Wisdom and Prayer NeededSeptember 24, 2012

HSLDA’s Top Three Involve State v. ParentsOctober 15, 2012

Court Documents

District Court OrderOctober 18, 2007

Appellants’ Opening BriefNovember 16, 2010

Brief of AppelleesJanuary 13, 2011

Petition for Writ of CertiorariJanuary 19, 2012