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HSLDA to VA Supreme Court: Uphold Our Liberty

A Virginia school district admits to state supreme court justices that it planned to prosecute a homeschool family over a made-up policy.

CPS: “Strip-Searching Kids is OK.” Um, No!

HSLDA is responding to a major challenge in our quest to deliver justice for Kentucky homeschool mom Holly Curry in her federal lawsuit.

Judges: Law Protects Kids’ Napping Freedom

A Texas court protected HSLDA members from CPS investigators’ fishing expedition, saying the department’s “responsibility to protect children from abusive parents does not authorize the state to oversee the internal affairs of every family.”

Judge: Teen’s Homeschool Too Legit for Dad to Quit Child Support

The father of an 18-year-old who is still homeschooling dragged everyone back into court to object to a ruling that he pay child support.

Why the Virginia Supreme Court Needs to Protect Homeschoolers

What happens when local officials decide not to follow the law—or decide to make their own? The Sosebee family in Franklin County, Virginia, is finding out firsthand.

A Look back at the Great California Homeschool Case of 2008

Professor Bartholet seems to feel that our effective advocacy has been underhanded in some way, referring to the "notorious Jonathan L. case in California." What exactly happened during that fateful case in 2008?

Update: HSLDA, ACLU Team Up to Protect Fourth Amendment Rights—Victory!

A case before the PA Supreme Court threatened to reverse a homeschool-friendly ruling from 2005. To protect that precedent, we partnered with the ACLU—and we’re happy with the results!

HSLDA, ACLU Team Up to Protect Fourth Amendment Rights

With the support of our members, donors, allies, friends—and sometimes the ACLU—HSLDA tends the garden of freedom.

Judge: Constitution Protects Children from Strip Searches

A federal judge has ruled that Josiah and Holly Curry will get their day in court. Reacting to the investigator’s testimony that “she should ‘automatically’ strip-search any child who was four or under,” the judge made it clear he disagreed.

Sosebee Decision Confirms It’s a “Notice” not a “Request”

A notice of intent to provide home instruction is effective the very minute it is transmitted to the superintendent, assuming it contains everything the law requires.

State Supreme Court Hands Victory to Virginia Homeschool Family

Kirk and Kristen Sosebee, second-generation homeschoolers, stood up for the rule of law when their local school district made demands that exceed the Virginia homeschool statute. Last week the state supreme court agreed with the Sosebees.

HSLDA to Sixth Circuit: Reject Harvard Professor’s Legal Project

The court's ruling in Gary B. v. Whitmer has the potential to bring the legal theories of Bartholet to life, endangering homeschooling freedom. We've submitted an amicus brief as we work to reverse this dangerous precedent.

Sixth-Circuit Case: Flag on the Play—Instant Replay

In April 2020, a three-judge panel ruled that students in Detroit had a federal constitutional right to a basic minimum public education. Now, the full court is rehearing the case from scratch. 

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