The landmark school desegregation ruling may be settled law, but can also be used to put nominees on the spot, as one of President Donald Trump's picks for the federal bench saw this week.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit holds that nothing in the 1965 federal voting-rights law requires any public office to be elective.
The 9th Circuit ruled that prior salary may not justify a difference in pay between male and female workers doing the same job.
Brown, who died this week at age 75, was sometimes in the forefront, at other times in the background, of the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark school desegregation case.
Brown was the oldest daughter of Oliver L. Brown, lead plaintiff in the Brown v. Board of Education case that struck down racial segregation in education.
An appellate panel agreed with a federal district court that an Indiana high school's show with several religious elements passed constitutional muster.
The justices decline to hear a case from a teacher who claims her dismissal stemmed from a clash over teaching about the "Central Park Five."
The 4th Circuit rules that students arrested under the law may seek to prove that it violates their free speech and due process rights.
The judge rules that a student's lawsuit may proceed against a Maryland district that barred him from the locker room that corresponds to his gender identity.
A lively argument about a Minnesota law that restricts political buttons and apparel at polling places included several school references.