San Leandro Teachers Ass'n. v. Governing Bd. of the San Leandro Unified Sch. Dist., No. S156961 - Employment Law - California Case Law
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San Leandro Teachers Ass'n. v. Governing Bd. of the San Leandro Unified Sch. Dist., No. S156961

In a First Amendment challenge to a public school district policy prohibiting political communication via school mailboxes, the denial of the writ of mandate sought by Plaintiff is affirmed where the mailboxes were a nonpublic forum, and the regulation was content-neutral.

Read the full decision in San Leandro Teachers Ass'n. v. Governing Bd. of the San Leandro Unified Sch. Dist.No. S156961.

Appellate Information:

APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Rolf M. Treu, Judge. Affirmed. Ct.App. 1/1 A114679 & A115686
Alameda County Super. Ct. No. RG05235795
Opinion filed on June 18, 2009


Judges:

Before MORENO, GEORGE, KENNARD, BAXTER, WERDEGAR, CHIN, and CORRIGAN.
Opinion by MORENO, J.


Counsel:

Attorneys for Appellant

Littler Mendelson, Garry G. Mathiason, Kimberly L. Owens and Olga Savage for Defendants and Appellants.

James S. Burling and Harold E. Johnson for Pacific Legal Foundation and National Tax Limitation Committee as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Appellants.

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Bruce A. Barsook, David A. Urban and Didier Y. Reiss for California School Boards Association, Association of California School Administrators and School Employers Association of California as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Appellants.

Ruiz & Sperow, Celia M. Ruiz and David E. Lyon for Association of California School Administrators as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Appellants.


Attorneys for Respondent

California Teachers Association, Priscilla S. Winslow, Joseph R. Colton, Beverly Tucker, Ballinger G. Kemp and Ramon E. Romero for Plaintiffs and Respondents.

Michael R. Clancy and Christina C. Bleuler for California School Employees Association as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Respondents.

Rothner, Segall & Greenstone, Glenn Rothner, Lisa C. Demidovich and Jonathan Cohen for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Service Employees International Union Local 99 as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Respondents.

Julia Harumi Mass, Alan L. Schlosser; David Blair-Loy; and Peter Elisasberg for American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties and American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Respondents.

The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, Robert M. O'Neil and J. Joshua Wheeler as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Respondents.

Law Offices of Robert J. Bezemek, Robert J. Bezemek, Patricia Lim and David Conway for The California Federation of Teachers, The Faculty Association of the California Community Colleges and The California Community College Independents Organization as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Respondents.