The National Association of Basketball Coaches has filed an amicus (“friend of the Court”) brief with the US Supreme Court in the case of a white girl who was denied admission to the University of Texas, Austin, but says she was more qualified than many of the African-American students who were admitted, because the university uses race as one of the factors in deciding admission.
The 3rd Circuit US Court of Appeals will hear a case in which two middle school students were suspended for wearing bracelets that supported breast cancer awareness to school. At issue is the First Amendment.
A Maryland special ed teacher is suing his former school district, whose employees he says retaliated against him when he tried to report a security guard at the school who was shaking down his special ed students for money.
A school district wants a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the mother of a female student who claims she was wrongfully strip-searched. The girl’s mother says her daughter was forced to lift up her shirt and bra, exposing herself in front of a school nurse and vice principal.
The Illinois Supreme Court is allowing a lawsuit to proceed in which a student who was the victim of sexual abuse by a teacher in one district is suing that teacher’s previous district because they never told the district where she’s a student about the past sexual abuse history of that teacher. How would you decide? How would you advise schools to handle this case?
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s religious school voucher program comes under attack not only for being an affront to the First Amendment but “bad for religious freedom” as well, Rev. C. Welton Gaddy writes in his open letter from the Interfaith Alliance.
Can a school resource officer search the backpack of a student he suspects of carrying contraband? Not if you live in Washington or Georgia, as this Bellevue, Wash., prosecutor found out. How would you decide?
The U.S. Supreme Court completed oral arguments March 3 in the consolidated cases of Camreta v. Greene, No. 09-1454, and Alford v. Greene, No.09-1478, CNN…
In November, the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Judicial Circuit heard an appeal from a known gang leader in Chicago, who was convicted…
A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Thousands are feared dead.