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Friends of Lakeview School v. Beebe, No. 08-2161

In a case involving school districts' consolidations under Arkansas' Act 60, district court's grant of defendants' motion to dismiss is affirmed where Act 60 is a facially neutral law that does not infringe on a fundamental right and survives rational basis review because the State of Arkansas has a legitimate governmental interest in consolidating school districts to achieve economies of scale and other efficiencies and the classification drawn between school districts based on their average daily membership is rationally related to advancing that interest. 

Read Friends of Lakeview School v. Beebe, No. 08-2161

Appellate Information

Submitted: April 14, 2009

Filed: August 25, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Gruender, Circuit Judge