Expert insights and analysis on legal issues in education, including school-related cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and in lower courts.
Law & Courts Kentucky Religious School Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Block State Closure Order
Danville Christian Academy is seeking emergency relief from the COVID-19 closure order after losing in federal appeals court.
Law & Courts Justices Weigh Trump Effort to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants From Key Census Tally
Education groups expressed concern that excluding undocumented immigrants would affect census numbers used in federal funding programs.
Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Lifts Block on Kentucky School Closure Order
The injunction would have let private religious schools reopen despite the governor's order barring in-person instruction.
Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Blocks New York State COVID-19 Limits on Religious Services
The 5-4 decision reveals a fault line that may prevail when the high court confronts pandemic restrictions on religious education.
Education Supreme Court Declines Appeal Backed by Illinois School Districts on Tax Remedies
The court declined to take up an appeal backed by school groups of a ruling allowing some property taxpayers challenge their assessments in federal court.
Education Federal Appeals Court Upholds Harvard's Consideration of Race in Admissions
The case was watched closely in K-12 and higher education circles, and challengers of Harvard's policies say they will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Education As Educators Await, Arguments Suggest High Court Unlikely to Strike Down ACA
The teachers' unions are among those involved in the case about the Affordable Care Act, which affects coverage of young people and some school employees.
Education Supreme Court Leans Toward Support for Catholic Agency in Foster-Care Case
The case from Philadelphia about the tension between religious liberty interests and anti-discrimination laws has potential implications in education.
Education High Court Weighs Whether Juvenile Life Without Parole Requires 'Incorrigibility'
The U.S. Supreme Court took up the question of whether courts must find a juvenile offender permanently incorrigible before a sentence of life without parole.
Education Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maine Bar on Tuition Aid to Religious Schools
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit turns away claims of religious discrimination by families seeking to use Maine's "tuitioning" program.
Education Senate Narrowly Confirms Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court
Amy Coney Barrett succeeds the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in time to hear arguments in two cases being watched in the education community.
Education School With Ties to Barrett Gets Voucher Money, as Report Cites Anti-LGBTQ Climate
A Christian school where Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett once served on the board got thousands of dollars from Indiana's private school voucher program.
Education Supreme Court Declines Indian Gaming Case Said to Affect School Revenues
Writing in dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas said a lower court had disrupted state property tax revenue for schools and other government services.
Education Supreme Court to Consider Trump Effort to Exclude Some From Key Census Figure
In a case that may affect schools, the justices will consider President Donald Trump's effort to exclude undocumented immigrants from a census total used to reapportion the House of Representatives.