Court Denies Plaintiffs’ Motion For Preliminary Injunction Halting SB 277—Children Now Barred From School, Plaintiffs To Appeal

SAN DIEGO, CA—Today, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, the Hon. Dana M. Sabraw denied a preliminary injunction, which would have prevented the exclusion of thousands of California children from a classroom education. The court ruled that SB 277, California’s law that eliminates personal belief vaccine exemptions, could be implemented this fall.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Kim Mack Rosenberg stated, “While we are disappointed that SB277 will continue to adversely impact so many California children and their families, we will not stop our efforts to have the law declared unconstitutional. Plaintiffs contend that there are fundamental legal and procedural problems with SB277 and we intend to appeal this decision. All children in California deserve to receive the education that is their guaranteed right under the California Constitution.”

Education 4 All along with 20 other individual and non-profit organization plaintiffs filed suit against various defendants including the California Departments of Health and Education, alleging that SB 277 is unconstitutional.

About Education 4 All: The Education 4 All (E4A) Foundation, founded in June 2016, seeks to redeem California’s promise of equal education for all children.