John Moore Jr.: Moore v City of East Cleveland and Children's Constitutional Arguments

12 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2016 Last revised: 12 Apr 2018

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Nancy E. Dowd

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Date Written: November 21, 2016

Abstract

At the heart of Moore v City of East Cleveland is 7 year old John Moore Jr. How would we tell the story of Moore from his perspective, and how might the case have been constructed if his rights and constitutional harms were asserted? The ordinary act of registering John for school was the apparent trigger for efforts to exclude him from school, by mandating his removal from his grandmother’s house, after an earlier effort to deny his entry into school had failed. In this essay I first tell the story of the case from John’s perspective and then construct constitutional claims on his behalf.

Keywords: Moore v. City of East Cleveland, children's rights, equality

Suggested Citation

Dowd, Nancy Elizabeth, John Moore Jr.: Moore v City of East Cleveland and Children's Constitutional Arguments (November 21, 2016). 85 Fordham L. Rev. 2603 (2017) , Symposium issue on Moore v. City of East Cleveland, Forthcoming; University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 18-2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2873917

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