CLE Files Amicus Brief in Boston Exam School Case

CLE filed an amicus brief in Boston Parent Coalition v. School Committee of the City of Boston (1:21-cv-10330-WGY) in support of Defendants and Defendants-Intervenors. The focus of the amicus brief was on the need to ensure that the way the Court articulates the basis for its judgment does not leave room for interpretations of law that would incorrectly and unnecessarily limit the ability of our clients and others to successfully seek redress for violations of their civil rights and pursue full equal educational opportunity free of discrimination. That danger is often present in cases challenging educational institutions’ voluntary efforts to address inequality because the defending institution may have broader institutional interests in setting the bar as low as possible for justifying other actions that may subject them to civil rights challenges (while the plaintiff may have similar long-term interests despite their posture in the case at hand).

Click here to read the brief.

Click here to read the order from the District Court for the District of Massachusetts.