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October 13, 2016

Jack Greenberg, Key Figure in Brown v. Board of Education Case, Dies at 91

Greenberg, who was in his 20s when he helped argue cases that reached the U.S. Supreme Court under the umbrella of Brown v. Board, was the last living lawyer involved in the case.

September 29, 2016

In Case Implicating Team Nicknames, Justices to Weigh Disparaging Trademarks

The U.S. Supreme Court took up an appeal about disparaging names, part of a debate that includes American Indian names and mascots at high schools.

October 31, 2013

Education Groups Issue Guide on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Three groups have collaborated on a guide to help school administrators with the changes that bring new benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married.

June 28, 2012

Health-Care Ruling Has Implications for Education Spending

The part of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic health-care decision holding that the that the new law's Medicaid expansion was unduly coercive on the states could have implications for federal education spending programs.

May 21, 2012

Justices Decline Challenge to Kentucky Athletics Rule

The U.S. Supreme Court declined review of a Kentucky high school sports rule that restricts the amount of merit-based financial aid students may receive and remain eligible for competition.

March 28, 2012

In Health-Law Arguments, Justices Also Weigh Education Spending

The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether upholding an expansion of the Medicaid program would give the federal government limitless powers to impose conditions on the states when they accept money in other areas, such as education.

February 21, 2012

Supreme Court to Revisit Race in College Admissions

In a dispute being closely watched by the K-12 community, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear a major new case involving the consideration of race in college admissions.

January 17, 2012

Justices Decline to Weigh Prayers at School Board Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a school board in Delaware, which had its practice of reciting prayers before its public board meetings struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, in Philadelphia,

October 03, 2011

High Court Declines Moment of Silence, Other School Cases

Opening its new term on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a case challenging an Illinois law requiring a daily period of silent prayer or reflection.

June 28, 2011

Justices to Weigh Union Fees, Broadcast Indecency

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case dealing with public-employee unions' special assessments for political spending. And the justices will once again attempt to sort out the constitutional issues surrounding broadcasting rules meant to protect children from indecency.

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