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Parents Defending Education v. Linn-Mar Community School District

ADF to 8th Circuit: Protect parents’ right to raise children without govt interference

Parents’ rights to direct the upbringing and education of their children are fundamental rights protected by the U.S. Constitution.


Linn-Mar Community School District in Iowa enacted a policy that violates parents’ constitutional and fundamental rights to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children.

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John Bursch
John Bursch
Senior Counsel, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy
John Bursch is senior counsel and vice president of appellate advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom.