The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struggled with a clash of the rights of churches to make employment decisions about workers with religious functions versus the interests of government in ensuring a discrimination-free workplace.


Opening its new term on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a case challenging an Illinois law requiring a daily period of silent prayer or reflection.


A federal judge refused to block a provision of a controversial Alabama law on immigration that requires schools to determine the citizenship status of students.


A full federal appeals court said it will rehear a case in which a court panel ruled that a Mississippi school district had a legal duty to protect a student from sexual assaults by a man who checked her out of school by claiming to be her father.


A full federal appeals court has ruled that elementary school students have First Amendment free-speech rights to discuss religion with their classmates.


An administrative assistant demoted after sitting next to her one-time boss at a meeting in which his job was on the line had her rights violated, a federal appeals court rules.


A public school teacher has no constitutional right to display banners in his classroom with slogans such as "In God We Trust" and "One Nation Under God," a federal appeals court has ruled.


A federal appeals court has upheld a Wisconsin school district's use of a Christian church for its high school graduation ceremonies, saying the practice was not an unconstitutional government establishment of religion.


A full federal appeals court has set aside a panel decision that struck down a Michigan ballot measure that bars racial preferences in admissions in state colleges and universities.


A state high school athletic authority's exclusive contract with one company to live stream sports contests over the Web does not violate the free press rights of other media organizations that sought to cover the same events, a federal appeals court has ruled.


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