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Melanie Dubis Quoted in The News & Observer on Major Ruling in Leandro Case

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  • March 08, 2018

Raleigh partner Melanie Dubis was quoted in The News & Observer after a judge ruled against dropping the State Board of Education from a long-running public school lawsuit in North Carolina.

Melanie is the lead counsel for the school districts suing the state in what's commonly called the Leandro case, which established a constitutional right to a sound basic education for all public school students in North Carolina. Melanie successfully argued that, to date, the State Board's remedial efforts have not gone far enough.

"It confirms that, notwithstanding changes and State Board initiatives over the years, there remains an ongoing constitutional violation because all children are not being provided the opportunity to achieve a sound basic education," Melanie said of the judge’s order. 

You can read the full article here. The News & Observer is the leading newspaper in Raleigh and the Triangle area.