Supreme Court steps into homeschooling case – Asks Attorney General to deal with German refugee family

The following comes from a Nov. 22 Christian Newswire release.

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Association’s petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German homeschooling family who fled to the United States to avoid persecution just because they homeschooled their children.

James Mason, the homeschooling group’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 said. “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.”