A federal appeals court rules that the at-large system dilutes the votes of African-Americans in the Ferguson-Florissant district, where the police shooting of an African-American man sparked weeks of racial unrest in 2014.
Teachers' unions and at least 30 colleges and universities had weighed in on the restrictions on travel to the U.S. by residents of five predominantly Muslim countries.
In a potentially major boost to the coffers of states, cities, and school districts, the justices said states may require out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes.
The 3rd Circuit federal appeals court rejects an injunction sought in a lawsuit by students who are uncomfortable sharing restrooms and locker rooms with transgender students.
In a case with implications for speakers at school board meetings, the justices revived a man's lawsuit claiming that his arrest was retaliation for his speech.
In a case implicating the use of schools as voting locations as well as free speech in education, the justices said Minnesota went too far.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up a case involving efforts by Indiana to limit teacher-tenure rights, including in layoffs.
The justices ruled that a Colorado civil rights panel violated the religious rights of a baker who had refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
The judge rules that Title IX and the equal-protection clause protect transgender students from discrimination and that the lawsuit by Grimm may proceed.
Sixty-four years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the principle of "separate but equal" education, public schools in many communities remain highly segregated and schools where students of color are the majority usually lag behind those with majority white student bodies on things like access to rigorous courses and school-based librarians.