A federal appeals court has upheld the consideration of race in undergraduate admissions to the University of Texas at Austin.
January 2011 Archives
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a legal challenge to how Massachusetts handled a curriculum guide on genocide and human rights.
A student's vulgar insults of a teacher did not amount to "fighting words" and thus he could not be adjudicated under an Arizona law making it a crime to abuse school personnel, the state's highest court has ruled.
The New York City school district did not violate the privacy rights of a teacher when it publicly disclosed her medical condition, a federal appeals court has ruled.
In a case with implications for school board members, the Supreme Court will decide whether recusal restrictions on official voting raise free speech concerns.
Three Maine school district employees who were sued for defamation after they criticized a principal's actions should have been allowed to raise a defense under a state law limiting strategic litigation against public participation, or SLAPP suits, a federal appeals court has ruled.
A full federal appeals court has agreed to hear fresh arguments in a case weighing whether elementary school students have First Amendment rights to distribute items with religious messages to their classmates.