Board of Ed.v.National Gay Task Force

Not overruled or negatively treated on appealinfoCoverage
U.S. Supreme CourtMar 26, 1985
470 U.S. 903 (1985)
470 U.S. 903105 S. Ct. 1858

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No. 83-2030.

Argued January 14, 1985 Decided March 26, 1985

729 F.2d 1270, affirmed by an equally divided Court.

Dennis W. Arrow argued the cause for appellant. With him on the briefs were Larry Lewis and James B. Croy.

Laurence H. Tribe argued the cause for appellee. With him on the brief were William B. Rogers and Leonard Graff.

Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for Concerned Women for America Education and Legal Defense Foundation by Jordan W. Lorence; for the State of Oklahoma by Michael C. Turpen, Attorney General, and David W. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; for the National School Boards Association by Gwendolyn H. Gregory, August W. Steinhilber, and Thomas A. Shannon; and for the Washington Legal Foundation by Daniel J. Popeo, Paul D. Kamenar, and George C. Smith.
Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the American Association for Personal Privacy et al. by Thomas F. Coleman and Jay M. Kohorn; for the American Association of University Professors by Ann H. Franke, Ralph S. Brown, and Matthew Finkin; for the Center for Constitutional Rights et al. by Anne E. Simon, Sarah Wunsch, and Rhonda Copelon; for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., et al. by Abby R. Rubenfeld and Rosalyn Richter; for the National Education Association et al. by Robert Chanin and Robert M. Weinberg; and for the State of New York et al. by Robert Abrams, Attorney General of New York, Robert Hermann, Solicitor General, Lawrence S. Kahn, Assistant Attorney General, and John K. Van de Kamp, Attorney General of California.


The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.

JUSTICE POWELL took no part in the decision of this case.

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