A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit says a California high school music group's use of the song "Magic" was "transformative" and did not violate copyright.
The Presbyterian minister's efforts in 1964 to send his son to an integrated school in Charlotte, N.C., led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding busing as a desegregation tool.
In two cases with potential implications in education, the justices helped employers in lawsuits over race-discrimination in contracting, and bolstered states against suits over copyright infringement.
Some private schools in pockets of the country were not required to close until last week, and at least a few outliers remained open barring explicit orders to close.
Citing coronovirus concerns, the justices put off a session that was to include an education case about the scope of the "ministerial exception" for religious schools.
The justices agreed to decide whether the Eighth Amendment requires a trial court to find that a juvenile is permanently incorrigible before imposing a sentence of life without parole.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit again rules that a worker's prior pay may not provide an employer a valid defense against alleged sex discrimination.
The justices agreed to take up a lawsuit that threatens the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era health care law whose effects have been felt in education.
A third federal appeals court says non-members who object to union fees may not recoup money collected before the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in "Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31."
In a case with several education-related angles, the justices took up a federal law that makes it a crime to encourage or induce illegal immigration for commercial gain.