June 2011 Archives

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.

The U.S. Supreme Court says a California law restrict minors' access to violent video games violates the First Amendment.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a group of young people that when she was in high school, she probably did not even realize that the U.S. Supreme Court existed, much less aspire to serve on it.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday made it more difficult for public employees to gain First Amendment protections for their workplace grievances.

The U.S. Supreme Court held 5-4 Thursday that a child's age can be a relevant factor in determining whether a criminal suspect must receive a warning about self-incrimination.

Legal challenges have failed to upend school-led recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the high court is not jumping at the chance to revisit the issue.

Students who ridiculed their principals online could not be punished by school authorities because the speech was created off campus and did not substantially disrupt schools, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit rules.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined, without comment, to consider a federal appeals court decision that upheld a New Hampshire law requiring schools to set aside time daily for students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

In a case with implications for elected school board members and other local officials, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the act of voting by a lawmaker is not protected speech under the First Amendment.

The U.S. Supreme Court refuses a challenge to a California law that provides in-state college tuition rates to undocumented immigrant students who have attended high school in the state for three years.

Student speakers and others offered numerous prayers at a Texas high school graduation on Saturday after a federal appeals court dissolved a lower court's order that would have prohibited organized prayers at the ceremony.

A New York City school system rule barring the use of public schools for weekend religious worship services does not violate the First Amendment rights of a Christian church, a federal appeals court has ruled.

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