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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 3, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a German family seeking asylum in the United States because their home country does not allow home-schooling, the Times News reports. The justices rejected an appeal from the Romeikes, who are residents of Morristown, Tenn. The couple had agued that the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs. Last year, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected their claim as well based on the theory that U.S. law does not grant asylum to every victim of unfair treatment.