The state of Missouri violated religious protections in the U.S. Constitution when it denied a church a grant to use shredded scrap tire material to improve its preschool playground, the court ruled 7-2.
The court held that one parent had standing to press a challenge to alleged religious fundraising practices at an elementary school in Douglas County, Colo.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for broad First Amendment principles in two cases that have been watched for potential implications in education.
The justices could return as soon as next fall to the issue of whether public-employee unions may continue to charge service fees to nonmembers.
The justices rule 8-0 that a pension plan maintained by a church affiliate such as a hospital or school is exempt from ERISA.
The court rules that barring the transgender student from using the boys' restroom violates Title IX and the equal-protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.
The president's executive order "drips with religious intolerance," the full 4th Circuit court in Richmond says in a challenge being watched by some education groups.
Finalists in the National Virtual Supreme Court Competition make their live arguments in an important church-state case that is pending before the real justices.
The justices turned down a case about a student who had disrupted class with "fake burps" that had drawn a dissent in a lower court by now-Justice Neil M. Gorsuch.
The state high court rules unanimously that a warrantless search of an unattended bag at school does not violate the Fourth Amendment.