Education Law

1030 ABA Journal Education Law articles.

In challenge alleging Asian American bias, federal judge upholds Harvard’s use of race in admissions
A federal judge in Massachusetts has upheld Harvard University’s consideration of race in undergraduate admissions in a challenge alleging discrimination against Asian Americans.
Afternoon Briefs: Officer fired after arrest of 6-year-olds; judge orders Trump deposition

School resource officer fired after arresting two 6-year-olds

A school resource officer has been fired by the Orlando Police Department after arresting two 6-year-old children Thursday. Officials initially said the…

Education Department no longer blocks Public Citizen website after lawsuit is filed
Employees at the U.S. Department of Education are no longer blocked from accessing the Public Citizen website when using its Wi-Fi and employee networks.
11 landmark SCOTUS cases that changed American education (gallery)

With school finally back in full swing across the country, it’s a great time for a history lesson in American education.

Landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases such as Brown v.…

In about-face, several ABA employees are told they qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
The U.S. Department of Education has declined to appeal a February decision that found the department acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it changed terms of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and excluded some lawyers from participation.
Afternoon Briefs: Former judge pleads guilty to murder; parents sue over Sharpie haircut punishment

Former judge pleads guilty to murder of his ex-wife

Former Ohio judge Lance Mason pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing his ex-wife, Aisha Fraser, in November. Mason had resigned his…

What helped this attorney qualify for public service loan forgiveness? Diligence—and social media

Like many seeking public service student loan forgiveness, Jeffrey Morgan says he got bad information from student loan servicing centers. However, thanks to Twitter and Reddit—and perhaps his experience as a government lawyer dealing with bureaucracy and deciphering regulatory language—he’s now part of the estimated 5% who have had student loans discharged.

Afternoon Briefs: ‘Don’t play games with the judge,’ PG&E lawyers warned; Ex-Dewey CFO appeals

A bankruptcy judge in San Francisco told lawyers for the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Friday that they shouldn’t have buried the new CEO’s $3 million sign-on bonus…

Handcuffing of second grader didn’t violate his constitutional rights, 8th Circuit says
A 7-year-old elementary school student who was handcuffed by a police officer for 20 minutes can’t sue because there was no violation of his constitutional rights, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Afternoon Briefs: Bail reform ‘as big as Brown v. Board of Education;’ how some rich kids get college aid

Commissioners in Harris County, Texas, have agreed to reform a cash bail system that had kept many indigent misdemeanor defendants in jail pending trial. A federal appeals court

Why this lawyer bought nearly $21,000 worth of shoes at Payless

An Arkansas lawyer taking advantage of a sale at Payless ShoeSource as it liquidated merchandise in bankruptcy bought more than 1,500 pairs of shoes, costing about $21,000.

Lawyer Carrie Jernigan…

Students of color with disabilities are being pushed into the school-to-prison pipeline, study finds
Few qualify for public service loan forgiveness, often due to bad information, lawsuit says
Chemerinsky: Does precedent matter to conservative justices on the Roberts Court?

How much does the Roberts Court care about precedent and stare decisis? Ultimately, this will be crucial as the U.S. Supreme Court reconsiders issues such as abortion, affirmative action, and gay and lesbian rights.

Judge sanctions BigLaw firm for missing deadline to turn over discovery materials in Baylor litigation

Pepper Hamilton will have to pay reasonable expenses and attorney fees incurred by its opponent in a discovery dispute as a sanction for a missed deadline to turn over materials…

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