Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Honig v. Doe

484 U.S. 305, 108 S. Ct. 592 (1988)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 32,200+ case briefs...

Honig v. Doe

United States Supreme Court

484 U.S. 305, 108 S. Ct. 592 (1988)

Facts

Officials of the San Francisco Unified School District (school district) (plaintiff) attempted to expel indefinitely two emotionally disturbed male students (defendants) who behaved in a violent and disruptive manner toward other students at school. The outbursts were related to the two students’ disabilities. School officials reported incidents of verbal and physical outbursts, choking another student, breaking a window, stealing, extorting money from fellow students, and making sexual comments to female classmates. The parents of both students brought suit in the district court. They alleged that the school district’s indefinite suspension of the students until an expulsion hearing could be held was a prohibited change in placement, violating the stay-put provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the parents and returned the two students to their current educational placements at school. The school district appealed. The appeals court agreed with the district court and clarified that the stay-put provision of the IDEA did not allow for a dangerousness exception, effectively invalidating California law that permitted the indefinite suspension or expulsion of disabled children for such misconduct. The matter was appealed to the United States Supreme Court for a final determination.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Brennan, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 585,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 585,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 32,200 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 585,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 32,200 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership