Ruling expected next week in suit to stop California’s tough vaccination law

Some parents are so upset about California’s new mandatory vaccine law, they’ve filed a lawsuit to try to stop it. Seventeen families are suing the state in a San Diego court, claiming that SB-277 infringes on equal education rights. They say California is putting an undue burden on the free-exercise rights of parents and that a quarter million students who had personal belief exemptions in the past now won’t have access to a free and equal education. A judge heard arguments last week and is expected to rule next week.

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Guest:
Dorit Reiss - Hastings Law School - @doritmi

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney