Expert: Vaccination Lawsuit’s Legal Footing ‘Is Very Fragile’
Robert Moxley, the attorney representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against California over its vaccination requirements, and Michelle Mello, a professor of law at Stanford, talk about the merits of the case.
California Makes Vaccines Mandatory For Schoolchildren — Which Side Are You On?
As California’s new law requiring almost all children entering day care, kindergarten or 7th grade to be vaccinated against various diseases took effect Friday, opponents filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the law overturned. The suit, filed by six parents and four advocacy groups in U.S. District Court in San Diego, argues that the law violates the California Constitution’s guarantee of a public education for all children. It also claims the law violates the rights to, among other things, equal protection and due process guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. (Glickman, 7/6)