Law & Courts
Education news, analysis, and opinion about court cases, lawsuits, and regulations affecting schools.
See also: Supreme Court, Court Cases, First Amendment, Student Rights
- Law & Courts Should 'Brown v. Board of Education' Be Renamed? The Debate, ExplainedDescendants contend the companion case Briggs v. Elliott was unfairly bumped from the top of the historic decision.Law & Courts How a Court Ruling on a School’s Admission Policy Could Impact OthersLegal experts say a coming U.S. Supreme Court decision on race in college admissions could be relevant for the magnet school's policy.Law & Courts Biden Administration Urges High Court to Reject Case on Legal Status of Charter SchoolsThe case about whether a North Carolina charter school is a "state actor" when it enforces its dress code is being watched closely.Law & Courts Appeals Court Upholds Admissions Policy at Elite Virginia High SchoolCritics say the new admissions policy discriminates against highly qualified Asian Americans.Law & Courts District That Restricted Access to Over 100 Books Sued by Publisher, Free Speech GroupPenguin Random House, PEN America, and several banned book authors are suing a Florida school district over removing and restricting books.Law & Courts Justice's Files Offer Insights Into Student Prayer and Other Supreme Court Education CasesThe new trove of John Paul Stevens' papers reveals internal debates over football game prayer, desegregation, Title IX, and drug testing.Law & Courts Lawsuit Alleges Maine School District Violated Parental Rights Over Child's Social TransitionA mom claims her child's school district is supporting their social transition at school without informing her.Law & Courts Their District Banned 'Let's Go Brandon!' Shirts. Now Students Are SuingThe Michigan students wore hoodies with the coded message critical of President Biden, which their district says is inappropriate for school.Law & Courts Can School Board Members Block Parents on Social Media? Supreme Court to DecideThe U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal from board members who blocked 'unreasonable,' repetitious posts from parents on social media pages.Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Has Schools in Mind as It Weighs What 'True Threats' AreThe justices cite school and college scenarios as they consider when speech perceived as threatening may be punished.Law & Courts Court Backs Firing of Teacher Who Refused to Use Transgender Students’ NamesThe appellate court said a teacher seeking a religious accommodation under Title VII caused undue hardship for a school district.Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Reinstate West Virginia’s Transgender Athlete BanAmid a dissent by two justices, the Supreme Court declined for now to get involved in transgender student participation in girls' sports.Law & Courts Is Trump Indictment a 'Teachable Moment'? Here's the Historical SignificanceThe first indictment of a former president raises some questions about context and precedent.Law & Courts Schools Routinely Search Students for Weapons Under Safety Plans. Should They?The recent shooting at a Denver high school involved a student who was subjected to daily patdowns because of a prior disciplinary matter.Law & Courts Supreme Court Rules Deaf Student Can Sue School District Over Alleged FailuresThe justices rule that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act does not bar the student's suit for money damages.