Breaking: Opponents won’t appeal ruling in Encinitas schools yoga program

Breaking news for you — hot off the presses about an hour ago. The National Center for Law & Policy — the law firm leading the suit against the Encinitas schools yoga program — will not appeal any further. From its release: The legal team, led by attorney Dean Broyles of the National Center for … Continue reading Breaking: Opponents won’t appeal ruling in Encinitas schools yoga program

Breaking news: Yoga can continue in Encinitas schools

It’s over. For now. California’s 4th District Court of Appeal on Friday upheld the trial court’s ruling that rejected the anti-yoga lawsuit by parents who wanted to keep Encinitas schools from teaching yoga. It concluded the program doesn’t violate freedom of religion laws. The full court ruling is here. A quick rundown: Attorney Dean Broyles, who … Continue reading Breaking news: Yoga can continue in Encinitas schools

The battle over yoga in Encinitas schools continues this week

Oral arguments will be heard on Wednesday in the ongoing legal battle about the Sonima Foundation’s yoga instruction in Encinitas public schools. A little update is available at this local newsite (local being Encinitas): A three-judge panel with the California Court of Appeals will listen to oral arguments and rule on the appeal. The hearing … Continue reading The battle over yoga in Encinitas schools continues this week

Supporters of yoga in Encinitas schools ‘surgically dismantle’ anti-yoga side

I missed this a bit, but last month, the supporters of the Encinitas yoga program uploaded their brief in the ongoing lawsuit. “Our arguments surgically dismantle plaintiffs’ theories and we look forward to having our victory affirmed,” they say. (The post is signed by the supporters’ pro bono lawyer, Dave Peck.) Link to the brief … Continue reading Supporters of yoga in Encinitas schools ‘surgically dismantle’ anti-yoga side

Yes, there’s still a lawsuit about yoga in Encinitas schools

Lest you think that lawsuit against the Sonima Foundation-funded yoga program in Encinitas schools just disappeared with the first ruling in favor of yoga, think again. As promised, the opponents last fall filed an appeal. And now the supporters have got some additional legal firepower as they work on their response, which is due in mid-August. … Continue reading Yes, there’s still a lawsuit about yoga in Encinitas schools

Opponents of yoga in Encinitas schools file appeal

The National Center for Law & Policy, the law firm that brought the lawsuit against the Encinitas Union School District, has followed through with its promise to appeal the ruling in that original case that found the yoga program didn’t violate First Amendment rights to religious freedom  — and it’s done so in some pretty … Continue reading Opponents of yoga in Encinitas schools file appeal

Encinitas schools to expand yoga program with new grant

Encinitas Union School District leaders on Wednesday agreed to accept a $1.4-million grant from the Sonima Foundation — formerly the Jois Foundation — to expand its yoga program to all district schools. We noted the possibility earlier. And for those just coming out of their sadhu cave, this is the yoga program that garnered all … Continue reading Encinitas schools to expand yoga program with new grant

Opponents to yoga in Encinitas schools claim to have ‘smoking gun’

I’m just going to present some facts here, and then add a little something else from our archives — and you can do the rest. The National Center for Law & Policy minutes ago sent out a press release claiming to have a “smoking gun” that proves the Encinitas Union School District’s yoga program was … Continue reading Opponents to yoga in Encinitas schools claim to have ‘smoking gun’

Here’s a hot twist to the Encinitas schools yoga lawsuit case

Thursday was a routine hearing in the Encinitas schools yoga lawsuit. Until… “the judge assigned to the case revealed that he practices yoga himself. ‘Does anybody have a problem with that?’ San Diego Superior Court Judge John Meyer asked.” That’s according to the U-T San Diego. Its story continues: Dean Broyles, who is representing parents … Continue reading Here’s a hot twist to the Encinitas schools yoga lawsuit case

Lawsuit filed against Jois-funded yoga program in Encinitas schools

Just when you thought the brouhaha over the Jois Foundation’s yoga program in Encinitas schools was gone … The opponents in this whole deal, the National Center for Law & Policy, announced Wednesday that they have filed a lawsuit against the Encinitas Union School District seeking an end to the yoga program. Here are the key parts … Continue reading Lawsuit filed against Jois-funded yoga program in Encinitas schools