Justice Thomas observes his 20th anniversary on the U.S. Supreme Court this week, and a story in this week's issue of Education Week examines some of his opinions in education and youths' rights cases.


The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a consent decree with an Illinois school district over a lawsuit alleging religious discrimination in the case of a Muslim teacher who was denied leave to make a religious pilgrimage.


The U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up an appeal involving Confederate symbols and another about a sexually explicit cartoon in a student newspaper.


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.


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