WA Supreme Court: No right to counsel at truancy hearing

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So I don’t often blog on opinions anymore, but I felt some people who do school law may be interested. In a heft majority, the Washington Supreme Court held there is no right to counsel for a minor in a truancy hearing. The case is Bellevue School Dist. v. E.S.

Seriously kids. Go to school. If you’re not in school, don’t bitch about not having a lawyer there with you. They are better served within the criminal justice system. Either officially drop out, or go to school, or get your GD GED.

And parents…don’t let them get away with not going. Seriously.

That is, of course, unless you really do want us to fall even further behind on education.

 

*gets of soapbox…makes fart noises…runs away*

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