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 Supreme Court Strikes Down Maine's Exclusion of Religious Schools From Tuition-Aid ProgramThe justices hold that barring "sectarian" schools from the program for towns without public high schools violates the First Amendment.Law & Courts A Charter School Made Girls Wear Skirts to Promote 'Chivalry.' An Appeals Court Says NoA federal appeals court said the charter school's policy violates the Constitution and that Title IX applies to dress codes.Law & Courts Supreme Court Denies Appeal From 1st Grader With Disabilities Put In Chokehold by TeacherLower courts said the Texas student and his parents could not bring a federal civil rights claim because of adequate state-law procedures.Law & Courts Florida Can Recover Money From Funds for Girl Who Was Hurt After Exiting School BusThe Supreme Court rules in the case of a student who has been in a vegetative state since being hit by a truck in 2005.Law & Courts As Nation Reels From School Shooting, Supreme Court to Rule on Wider Right to Carry GunsThe justices are weighing a major Second Amendment case in which they heard from groups reminding them of the tally of mass school attacks.Law & Courts How Liable Are School Districts for Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment?The outcome of two federal lawsuits brought against the Nashville school district may answer that.Law & Courts Conservatives’ Checklist: U.S. Supreme Court Education Decisions to OverruleHere are five education issues that could be targets for reconsideration if Roe v. Wade falls.Law & Courts Leaked Abortion Draft Has Supreme Court Education Cases in Political Cross-HairsConservatives have taken aim at decisions on educating immigrants, race in admissions, and religion. Liberals have some cases in mind, too.Law & Courts 'Brown v. Board' Cited in Draft Supreme Court Opinion to Back Overturning Abortion RightsThe leaked opinion in a case still to be decided by the Supreme Court cites landmark decisions including Brown v. Board of Education.Law & Courts Supreme Court Rules Against Some 'Emotional Distress' Claims. What It Means for SchoolsThe dissenters say the decision means students cannot recover damages for the emotional harms of race, sex, or disability bias.Law & Courts Are Teachers Obliged to Tell Parents Their Child Might Be Trans? Courts May Soon DecideSome administrators say outing a student could lead to child abuse or self-harm. Parents in court filings say they have a right to know.Law & Courts Key Takeaways From Praying-Coach Case While Supreme Court DeliberatesThere's plenty to unpack from the lengthy questioning in a case that could alter the First Amendment landscape for schools.Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Signals Support for Football Coach's Public PrayersThe case has major implications for the free speech and religious expression of public school educators.Law & Courts Coach Prayer Case Raises Big Free Speech, Religious Rights Questions for SchoolsThe U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the First Amendment protects public post-game prayers by a coach.Law & Courts Is Florida's 'Don't Say Gay Law' Legal? A New Lawsuit Argues NoActivists say the law violates LGBTQ students' constitutional rights.