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.


A federal appeals court has allowed most of a white high school student's lawsuit alleging racial bias in his discipline over an altercation with a black student to move forward.


A state judge has issued an injunction blocking a Missouri law that would have barred teachers from communicating with students over Web sites such as Facebook and Twitter.


A California teacher is immune from a student's lawsuit claiming that the teacher's classroom comments were hostile to religion, a federal appeals court has ruled.


A federal appeals court has upheld the brief suspension of a middle school student who wrote a violent essay for a class assignment, saying that school administrators must have latitude to "distinguish empty boasts from serious threats."


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