Jul 11, 2013 Alison M. Turner, Timothy T. Coates Constitutional Law
GMSR partner Alison Turner wins major due process case in California Supreme Court

In Today’s Fresh Start v. Los Angeles County Office of Education (2013) 57 Cal.4th 197, GMSR partner Alison Turner successfully represented the Los Angeles County Office of Education and Board of Education in a case challenging the procedures for revoking a charter school’s charter. In a unanimous decision the California Supreme Court held that the Los Angeles County Office of Education, through its Board, as the initial chartering authority for a charter school, did not have to provide a full blown evidentiary hearing before a neutral officer in order to revoke a school’s charter. In so holding, the Court clarified the standards governing charter school revocation proceedings throughout the state.