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Federal judge blocks school from disciplining teacher if she outs transgender students to their parents

A federal judge in Kansas City, Kansas, has temporarily blocked a school district from disciplining a teacher who had religious objections to a policy that prevented her from outing transgender students to their parents.

Stanford Law announces elimination of tuition based on family income

If you attend Stanford Law School and your parents have an annual household income at least 150% below the poverty line, tuition will be eliminated starting next year.

Gorsuch and Kavanaugh sour on Lemon endorsement test in praying football coach case

During oral arguments Monday in the case of a praying football coach, U.S. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh appeared ready to abandon a Lemon endorsement test in establishment clause cases.

University’s ban on ‘discriminatory harassment’ likely violates the First Amendment, 11th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has ruled that the University of Central Florida’s ban on speech constituting “discriminatory harassment” likely violates the First Amendment.

US News releases its 2023 law school rankings; who switched spots?

Yale Law School kept its No. 1 spot on the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released Tuesday, and the University of Chicago Law School moved up—from No. 4 to No. 3 on the list. Check out the schools that made the top 20 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of 2023 best law schools.

Jackson indicates she would recuse herself in challenge to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson indicated Wednesday that she would recuse herself in a challenge to Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions policies before the high court.

Chapman University professor files infringement suit to learn which students posted exam questions online

A Chapman University business professor has claimed in a lawsuit that unknown students who posted his midterm and final exam questions on Course Hero, a website in which students share documents from college classes, infringed on his copyright.

Will Supreme Court nominee Jackson’s Harvard ties lead to recusal in race-conscious admissions case?

Some Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee plan to ask U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson whether she will participate in a case challenging race-conscious admissions policies at Harvard University.

Child, 5, lacked intent for prosecution for alleged attack that sent teacher to hospital, experts say

Florida law provides that anyone suspected of a forcible felony, such as aggravated assault, can be prosecuted—no matter what their age is.

Weekly Briefs: Controversial Florida education bills advance; ban on homebuyer ‘love letters’ blocked

Florida lawmakers pass ‘Don’t Say Gay,’ anti-woke bills

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign two controversial bills passed by the legislature this week. The “Don’t Say Gay”…

DC Circuit revives 2 suits seeking tuition and fee cuts because of remote learning

A federal appeals court ruled 2-0 Tuesday that students at two universities can pursue lawsuits seeking tuition reductions and fee refunds because of the switch to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting over is ‘invigorating’ for former BigLaw co-chair convicted in college admissions scandal

The former BigLaw partner who served prison time in the 2019 college admissions scandal is starting over with his business consulting company and a reinstated law license.

Judge on SCOTUS short list faces scrutiny for her stance for US in religious rights case

California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, a possible nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, is facing scrutiny for the position that she took on behalf of the United States in a religious rights case involving a narcoleptic teacher before the Supreme Court.

Chemerinsky: Justice Breyer is a model for all who sit on a judicial bench

In some of the most ideologically divided areas of law, Justice Stephen G. Breyer has been consistently and forcefully liberal. But in other areas, sometimes Breyer was with the conservatives, even as the decisive vote.

In federal complaint, UIC law professor claims ‘sensitivity training’ violates his civil rights

Jason Kilborn, the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law professor accused of engaging in behaviors that made some students of color feel uncomfortable, recently filed a federal lawsuit naming various university administrators as defendants, claiming that his free speech and equal protection rights have been violated.

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