Case that led to Calif. home school ban dismissed, 12 July 2008, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego, California
I can’t quote the article because it’s from the Associated Press, and they’re very fussy (and therefore, no fair use = no link). I guess that the A.P. didn’t know that there was no outright ban in the first place, and that the decision was vacated in the second place?
In any case, the judge in the family court in which the abuse case of the Long family was heard, has terminated the jurisdiction because of delays of the regular six-month reviews of the situation. No word yet on how this termination will affect the appeal.
Tammy, a Californian, has these comments:
California Juvenile Court Drops Out of Homeschooling Case, 11 July 2008, Just Enough, and Nothing More
Right now, the three state-wide homeschooling groups are remaining quiet. In an unofficial email sent out to one of the groups, it was made clear that the reason that they are quiet, is because they cannot be certain what this means for the case, despite Mike Farris’ confidence. Just as with everything that has happened thus far, there are many possible outcomes.
For now, don’t pop open the champagne. On the surface, this looks like a positive development for the homeschooling angle of the case. But we still can’t be sure.