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Atwater v. Commissioner of Education

Docket #SJC-10817
Date September 7, 2011
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Public School Teachers-- The plaintiff claims that the statutory procedure for reviewing the termination of a public school teacher through arbitration is an unconstitutional delegation of a judicial function to a private entity.
Appealed FromEssex Superior Court, Justice Maureen B. Hogan
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Atwater:  Garrick F. Cole
Counsel for Appellee
Commissioner of Education:  Amy Spector
Manchester-Essex Regional School:  Geoffrey R. Bok, Colby C. Brunt
Amici Curiae Massachusetts Teachers Association; Massachusetts Association of School Committees, Inc.; Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents

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