Smith v. Robbins

LOCATION:Boy Scouts of America

DOCKET NO.: 98-1037
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1986-2005)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

CITATION: 528 US 259 (2000)
ARGUED: Oct 05, 1999
DECIDED: Jan 19, 2000

Carol F. Jorstad – Los Angeles, California, argued the cause for the petitioner
Ronald J. Nessim – Argued the cause for the respondent

Facts of the case

In a case study Smith v. Robinson, the Supreme Court presented substantial limitations on the capacity of the students and their families to cover all their legal expenses as indicated by Education of the Handicapped Act. To be exact, the Act’s reliance on the private enforcement of the parent demonstrated that Congress assured that the reimbursement of the attorney’s fees could be guaranteed. The issue is also connected with the challenges to attempt to provide administrative and legal remedies without particular legal training.