There is an update in the Romeike Family Asylum case. The SCOTUS has ordered Eric Holder’s DOJ to respond to the petition from Home School Legal Defense Association’s (HSLDA) who is handling the Romeike case. The family is from Germany and have requested asylum from the United States on the grounds they are being persecuted for homeschooling their children. More background on this story can be found at the links below the story or at Washington Times.
The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Association’s (HSLDA) petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German home-schooling family that fled to the United States to avoid persecution just because they home schooled their children.James Mason, HSLDA’s director of litigation, sees this as a hopeful sign that the court will hear the case.
“The government initially waived its right to respond, apparently thinking that Romeike v. Holder wasn’t worthy of the court’s consideration,” he says. “Clearly, someone in the Supreme Court disagrees. While the odds of the court taking any case are very low, this has increased the chances—but it is impossible to predict whether the court will ultimately accept the case.”
The court had initially scheduled the case for consideration during its conference on Nov. 26. Now the Justice Department has until Dec. 19 to respond, although it can ask for an extension, which means the final briefing might not happen until February of next year.
Past Articles by LL1885 on the Romeike’s:
- Romeike Family Asylum Update
- DOJ Refuses Asylum to German Family Persecuted For Homeschooling
- Holder’s DOJ: ‘No Fundamental Right To Homeschool’