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Joshua Dunn is professor of political science at the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs. His research focuses on judicial policymaking and in particular the influence of the courts on education. He is the author of Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins (University of North Carolina Press 2008) and the co-editor, with Martin West, of From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: The Judiciary’s Role in American Education (Brookings 2009). He also authors a quarterly article on law and education for Education Next.

Published Articles & Media

Special Education Standards

Supreme Court raises level of benefit

Hands Off My Tenure!

Unions challenge constitutionality of reforms

Old Legal Wine in New Remedial Bottles

Plaintiffs seek to overturn Rodriguez

Strictly Discrimination

Supreme Court favors race-based policies

Reaping the Whirlwind

Union victory on tenure may be short-lived

Justice Deferred

Supreme Court lets agency fees stand

The Future of Friedrichs

With Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected passing, we can’t help but ask what will happen with Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which appeared headed to a 5-4 split.

Let My People Go

Teachers fight to end forced union contributions

Uncommon Confusion

Washington Supreme Court strikes down charter schools

Voucher Victory

“Disingenuous” federal officials lose battle to shut down Louisiana Scholarship Program

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