December 2017 Archives

The U.S. solicitor general urges the Supreme Court to overrule its 1977 precedent authorizing the labor groups, including teachers' unions, to collect fees from those who refuse to join.


The court ruled that a 2012 Indiana law that curtailed the rights of tenured teachers during layoffs violates the contracts clause of the U.S. Constitution.


The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case pitting the First Amendment rights of a Christian baker against a state's prohibition against discrimination based on sexual orientation.


A federal law on sports betting, decried as a scourge of youth, is challenged by New Jersey as an unconstitutional infringement on state power.


The judge rules on a California high school student whose Instagram account targeted African-American students and school staff members with racist and derogatory comments.


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