The U.S. Supreme Court today made it more difficult for workers to win age-discrimination claims, in a case being watched by at least one major education group.

A teacher convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old student should have been allowed to raise the defense that the relationship was consensual, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled.

The U.S. Supreme Court today entered what are likely to be the final two weeks of its 2008-09 term without issuing any rulings in three important education cases pending before the justices.

The California Supreme Court this week declined to hear a challenge to a race-conscious student assignment plan adopted by the Berkeley Unified School District.

The Supreme Court nominee has confronted a wide range of school law issues during her 17 years on the federal bench.

The state teachers' retirement fund and two other state funds in Indiana have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the sale of automaker Chrysler to the Italian company Fiat.

A vice principal and a school district were not liable in the death of a middle school student who committed suicide the day he was sternly reprimanded for leaving school to protest anti-immigration policies, a court has ruled.

A Personal Note: I haven't been able to blog over the last two weeks because of a death in my family. In particular, I have not been able to discuss Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's record on education cases. I plan to do so in the coming days. In the meantime, there was this interesting federal appeals court ruling today: Parent's Bible Reading: A federal appeals court today held that a school district was on solid ground in refusing to let a parent read Bible passages to her son's kindergarten class as part of a show-and-tell program. A panel of ...

Judge Sonia Sotomayor has served as a federal district court judge, has been on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York, since 1998, and has heard a number of education-related cases.

A federal appeals court on Monday revived the employment-discrimination lawsuit of a school district worker who alleges she was demoted for showing loyalty to her ousted supervisor. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, in San Francisco, unanimously overturned a summary judgment for the Washoe County, Nev., district in the case of Kathleen Nichols, who was an administrative assistant to the district's general counsel. According to court papers, when the general counsel, Jeffrey Blanck, got into hot water with the district superintendent, Nichols was transferred to a job in the human-resources department. As ...

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