The justices declined review of a case involving Washington state's teacher-retirement system, while weighing a case being watched by Puerto Rico's retired teachers.

The high court arguments on whether Title VII protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees had the justices expressing concerns about how their ruling might play out for transgender individuals in schools or the workplace.

The justices hear arguments Oct. 8 in a set of cases about whether federal employment-discrimination law protects workers on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status.

A federal district judge said the Gloucester County, Va., school board's policy that barred Grimm from using restrooms corresponding with his gender identity violated Title IX.

A federal appeals court panel in St. Louis rules that a police officer did not violate the rights of a 7-year-old when he handcuffed the student for 20 minutes.

Stevens served 34 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling for student rights, racial equality, and a high wall of separation between church and state.

The issue has been followed by education groups who feared the question would harm response rates and affect the allocation of federal school aid.

The government reverses course on whether it will try to revive the citizenship question that worries education groups for its potential impact on federal school aid.

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a decision by Montana's highest court that struck down a tuition tax-credit program allowing tuition scholarships to benefit students at private religious schools.

The justices will decide the legality of the Trump administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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