When the decision comes down, we will compare it to our polling results. The poll was designed as a fun exercise to measure the feelings of our readers. From those who felt strongly enough to vote, there was only a difference of four votes. This mirrors the disagreement in the country, I think, about this question, but we make no predictions as to the actual outcome.
The case is important, and we know that the Congressional Research Service staff has flagged the issue as one for Congress to review during IDEA reauthorization. For me and the other due process hearing officers, there is also the issue discussed during oral argument pertaining to hearing officer authority. We'll be watching any discussion in the opinion concerning that question.
Thanks for casting your votes.