In a case being watched for its implications on education aid, the justices ruled that the U.S. secretary of commerce used a pretext in seeking to add the question to next year's count.

In a debate that has arisen over federal education guidance, the justices reaffirmed that courts should defer to federal agencies' reasonable interpretations of their ambiguous regulations.

The U.S. Supreme Court's 7-2 decision upheld a 94-year-old cross memorializing a Maryland county' s World War I dead, but stopped short of overruling the so-called "Lemon" test for evaluating government interaction with religion.

The Trump administration backs three families seeking to require the state of Maine to pay tuition for their children to attend religious high schools.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to a Pennsylvania district's policy of permitting transgender students to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined an appeal involving the warrantless strip-search at school of a 4-year-old student by a county caseworker looking for evidence of abuse.

The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to take up appeals of an Ohio private school in a zoning dispute and a New Jersey township in a case on speech by public employees.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a case that held the potential to deal a further blow to public-employee unions after last year's "Janus" decision.

A federal district judge has blocked a Texas law that prohibits boycotts of Israel as a condition of public contracting, including in the state's school districts.

Education groups worry that adding the citizenship question would depress response rates on the 2020 census and result in the misallocation of federal education aid.

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