Law & Courts
Education news, analysis, and opinion about court cases, lawsuits, and regulations affecting schools.
- Law & Courts 'I Just Want to Play.' Judge Halts W. Va. Law Barring Transgender Girls From Girls' SportsRuling for an 11-year-old transgender girl, the judge holds that the law likely violates the equal-protection clause and Title IX.Law & Courts Praying Coach v. District That Suspended Him: What's Next in Fight Over Religious ExpressionThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit declined to reconsider an earlier panel ruling that sided with the school district.Law & Courts Appeals Court Again Backs Transgender Student, But on Narrower Grounds Amid Signs of RiftA federal appeals panel removed a holding for student Drew Adams based on Title IX, perhaps to ward off a rehearing by the full court.Law & Courts Schools Will Get At Least $25 Million From Opioid LawsuitLawyers are aiming to place significantly more money into the grant program as school districts' lawsuits against opioid companies continue.Law & Courts The List of Districts Suing Opioid Companies Is Growing. Do They Stand a Chance?Schools hope the companies will help pay for the costs of educating and supporting children affected by the ongoing addiction crisis.Law & Courts Supreme Court to Weigh Maine's Exclusion of Religious Schools From 'Tuitioning' ProgramThe justices will decide whether a tuition aid program for towns without public high schools must include religious schools.Law & Courts The Supreme Court and Education: What Happened in the 2020-21 TermThe justices issued decisions on student speech, college athletics, legal challenges to school policies, Obamacare, and juvenile justice.Law & Courts Video The Supreme Court's Vulgar Snapchat Ruling and What It Means for Students' Free SpeechThe Supreme Court ruled in favor of a former high school cheerleader after she was suspended from the team over a vulgar Snapchat post. Here's what the high court said.Law & Courts High Court Declines to Hear School Board Challenge to Scope of Transgender Student RightsWith two justices dissenting, the court refused to take up a Virginia district's defense of its restroom policy for transgender students.Law & Courts Educators Look for Guideposts in Supreme Court Ruling on Student Free SpeechMeasured responses greet a ruling that a district violated a student’s rights when it disciplined her for a vulgar Snapchat video.Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Cheerleader Who Posted Vulgar Snapchat MessageThe decision was 8-1 for a student who'd been disciplined by her school, but the court suggests some off-campus speech may be regulated.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.