Jane Doe No. 1 v. Peyser

SJC-12275
Argue Date: Monday October 2, 2017
*Summary:   Education Law-- The plaintiffs are challenging a Massachusetts statute which caps the funding for charter schools claiming that the statute violates their rights to an adequate public education and equal protection under the Massachusetts Constitution.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Lenk, Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Cypher, Kafker, JJ.
Appellant: Jane Doe No. 1
Counsel for Appellant: William F. Lee, Esquire Paul F. Ware, Jr., Esquire Kevin P. Martin, Esquire Felicia H. Ellsworth, Esquire Daniel Louis McFadden, Esquire
Appellee: James A. Peyser
Counsel for Appellee: Juliana deHaan Rice, Esquire Robert E. Toone, A.A.G. Julia Kobick, A.D.A.
Court Appealed From: Suffolk Superior Court
Lower Court Judge: Heidi E. Brieger, J.
Route to SJC: Direct Appellate Review
Amici Curiae: Samuel Ding , New England Area National Association for the Adv., Boston Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. , Boston Education Justice Alliance, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Pioneer Institute, Inc., Cheryl Brown Henderson, The Black Alliance for Educational

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