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Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
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Meghan Rene v. Dr. Suellen Reed, et al.
Indiana Supreme Court
Date and Time:
January 30, 2002, 9:30 AM
Due Process (history of, procedural v. substantive)
A class of special education students sought injunctive and declaratory relief to prevent the State Superintendent of Public Instruction from enforcing a statute requiring them to pass the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) graduation examination in order to graduate. The Marion Superior Court ruled in favor of the superintendent. The Court of Appeals affirmed.
Rene v. Reed, 751 N.E.2d 736 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001). The students petition to transfer jurisdiction to the Indiana Supreme Court.
Attorneys for Rene: Kenneth J. Falk; Jacquelyn Bowie Suess, Indianapolis, IN. Attorneys for Reed: Steve Carter, Attorney General of Indiana; Frances Barrow; Linda S. Leonard, Deputy Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN.
Jan. 31, 2002: The Supreme Court has denied a petition to transfer. The opinion of the Court of Appeals stands and the appeal is at an end.