Otober 5, 2015

End of a Case, but HSLDA’s Mission Continues

Jim Mason
Vice President of Litigation

Vice President Jim Mason is a member of HSLDA’s litigation team, which helps homeschool families who are facing legal challenges. He and his wife homeschool.
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On October 5, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court declined the Loudermilk family’s request to take up their case and reverse the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision. Unfortunately, this brings the family’s case to an end—without a jury ever having heard their claims against the CPS investigators who wrongfully threatened to take their children, traumatizing the entire family.

“We are disappointed that the Court decided not to take the case,” said James Mason, HSLDA’s Vice President of Litigation. “I would like to thank all those who prayerfully upheld the Loudermilks over the last 10 years of litigation.”

In keeping with our mission to protect families from unnecessary government intervention, HSLDA has represented the Loudermilk family since 2005, when several CPS investigators and sheriff’s deputies showed up at their front door demanding immediate entrance based on a 3-month-old anonymous tip.

We believe CPS workers can be empowered to effectively protect children from abuse—without trampling 4th Amendment rights and hurting innocent families in the process. We will continue to litigate cases like this one in hopes of changing the way CPS investigations are conducted.

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