A federal district judge has granted a preliminary injunction blocking a California school district's rules requiring students to stand during the National Anthem at sporting events.
At issue is whether the court will overrule its 1977 precedent authorizing teachers' unions to collect fees from those who refuse to join the union.
The U.S. solicitor general urges the Supreme Court to overrule its 1977 precedent authorizing the labor groups, including teachers' unions, to collect fees from those who refuse to join.
The court ruled that a 2012 Indiana law that curtailed the rights of tenured teachers during layoffs violates the contracts clause of the U.S. Constitution.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case pitting the First Amendment rights of a Christian baker against a state's prohibition against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
A federal law on sports betting, decried as a scourge of youth, is challenged by New Jersey as an unconstitutional infringement on state power.
The judge rules on a California high school student whose Instagram account targeted African-American students and school staff members with racist and derogatory comments.
The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to Mississippi's state flag, which incorporates the Confederate battle flag, and state laws requiring its display near schools.
The justices refuse to consider a Texas school district's policy of allowing a student to deliver a prayer or religious poem before board meetings.
The long-running case stems from the federal government's taking into trust land for a band of the Pottawatomi Indians, whose casino aids local schools and other agencies.