The predominantly white town argues that it was not motivated by race and that taking control of four schools would not harm racial balance.
The appeal involves a predominantly white district carved out of a larger county system despite a judge's finding that the move was racially motivated.
There are mixed reactions to a report that the Justice Department is recruiting lawyers to investigate and potentially sue colleges and universities over racial preferences.
The lawsuit claims that an African-American student was enrollment at a St. Louis charter school for allegedly discriminatory reasons.
Neil M. Gorsuch substitutes for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on a day when a major judicial conference focuses on ways to help students learn about their government.
The court rules that the principal's position made her a minister of the church for purposes of the "ministerial exception" to employment-discrimination laws.
The U.S. Supreme Court sends back for further review cases involving a voucher program in Colorado and textbook aid to private schools in New Mexico.
On a busy final day of their term, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court take action on President Trump's travel ban and three cases involving free speech.
The state of Missouri violated religious protections in the U.S. Constitution when it denied a church a grant to use shredded scrap tire material to improve its preschool playground, the court ruled 7-2.
The court held that one parent had standing to press a challenge to alleged religious fundraising practices at an elementary school in Douglas County, Colo.