Law & Courts
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- Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Athletes Over NCAA in Case on Education-Related CompensationIn a case watched in high school sports, the justices hold that some limits on college athlete compensation violate federal antitrust law.Law & Courts Let Transgender Student Play on Girls' Team, Feds Say, Supporting Her Suit Over a State LawA West Virginia law barring transgender girls from girls' sports teams violates Title IX and U.S. Constitution, the Justice Department says.Law & Courts Some Takeaways for Educators in Supreme Court Rulings on Obamacare, Religious LibertiesThe justices rejected a challenge to Obamacare on standing grounds while ruling narrowly in a case involving foster care in Philadelphia.Law & Courts The Opioid Crisis Hit Schools Hard. Now They Want Drug Companies to Pay UpSchool districts have collectively spent at least $127 billion on services for students affected by opioid addiction, recent court filings say.Law & Courts High Court Asks Biden Administration Views on Harvard Affirmative Action in AdmissionsSome had expected U.S. Supreme Court justices to jump at the chance to reconsider the practices in education, but that's delayed for now.Law & Courts If Critical Race Theory Is Banned, Are Teachers Protected by the First Amendment?Bills to rein in how race and other controversial topics are taught have thrust K-12 teachers into a thicket of free speech issues.Law & Courts Puerto Rico’s Former Education Secretary Pleads Guilty to Fraud ConspiracyJulia Keleher pleaded guilty to federal fraud conspiracy charges, striking a felony plea bargain and potentially avoiding maximum jail time.Law & Courts High Court Declines to Hear Ex-Principal's Race-Bias Case Over Transfer to Central OfficeThe justices also refuse to take up a case challenging the requirement that men, but not women, register for the military draft.Law & Courts 11-Year-Old Challenges West Virginia Law Barring Transgender Girls From Female SportsThe lawsuit argues that the measure targets transgender females in violation of the equal-protection clause and Title IX.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.America’s criminal justice system is in crisis and calls for reform are dominating the national debate. Join Cato’s Sphere Education Initiative and Education Week for a webinar on criminal justice and policing featuring the nation’sLaw & Courts Court Restores Officers' Immunity Over Seizure of High School Athletes in Peeping ProbeA federal appeals court ruled in the case of two campus officers involved in detaining football camp participants for hours of questioning.Law & Courts Appeals Court Weighs Idaho Law Barring Transgender Female Students From Girls' SportsThe three-judge federal court panel reviews a lower-court ruling that blocked the controversial statute and said it was likely unconstitutional.Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Backs Socioeconomic-Based Admissions Plan for Boston 'Exam Schools'The court denies an injunction to block the plan for next year and says considering family income in admissions is likely constitutional.Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Wary About Extending School Authority Over Student Internet SpeechIn arguments, the justices looked for a narrow way to decide a case about the discipline of a cheerleader over a profane Snapchat message.Law & Courts Supreme Court to Weigh When School Board Censure of a Member Violates the First AmendmentThe justices will decide an issue that has become more salient as a few board members rant inappropriately on social media.