Appeals Court Backs Student Over Violent Rap Produced Off Campus

The court ruled that a high school student's rap song using vulgar and violent lyrics to criticize two male coaches at his school, is protected the First Amendment.


Appeals Court Upholds Police Restraint of 9-Year-Old Student

The court says an officer's use of a "twist-lock" to restrain a boy suspected of stealing a school iPad did not violate the Constitution.


Supreme Court Weighs Alabama Diesel Tax That Hits Railroad, Aids Schools

The justices took up a railroad's challenge to a tax on diesel fuel that goes primarily to public education in the state.


U.S. Supreme Court Weighs School Threats on Social Media

The justices take up a case that includes a Facebook reference to shooting up a school. Was it a true threat, or a "therapeutic" vent?


Appeals Court Backs Whistleblower in Philadelphia School District Case

A federal appeals panel denies immunity to three officials of the Philadelphia district over a whistleblower's revelation about a no-bid contract for security cameras.


Iowa Supreme Court Rejects Juvenile Charge in School Bus Bullying

The court reversed the finding of delinquency for a high school student accused of harassing and intimidating a classmate.


Pa. Supreme Court Reduces Jury Award in School Bus Accident

The court upheld rulings that drastically reduced the damages awarded to a student who lost a leg after being struck by a school bus.


Teachers' Union Fee Case to Be Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

The justices will soon be offered a fresh opportunity to overrule a key precedent on service fees for workers who object to joining the teachers' union.


Suits Challenge Race in Admissions at Harvard, UNC-Chapel Hill

The group behind the challenge to affirmative action at the University of Texas at Austin launches a broader attack on the use of race in admissions.


University of Texas Race Plan Appears Headed Back to U.S. Supreme Court

A full federal appeals court refused to reconsider a panel decision that upheld a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin.


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