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Hortonville Joint School District No. 1 v. Hortonville Education Association

In Hortonville Joint School District No. 1 v. Hortonville Education Association (1976), teachers sued their school board, alleging that it violated their due process rights when it fired them for striking in direct violation of Wisconsin state law. The U.S. Supreme Court described the issue as whether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment provided teachers with the right to have their dismissals reviewed by a body other than the school board. The Court held that the teachers were not entitled to an independent review of their dismissals. In its analysis, the Court indicated that the board's actions satisfied the requirements of due process in part because the state legislature granted it broad rights to make policy decisions and manage the district's affairs, including ...

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