Court rulings

Big Legal Loss for Fraternities

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College of Staten Island was justified in denying recognition (and funds) to Greek organization for excluding women, U.S. appeals court rules.

A Clash of Rights

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Appeals court ruling on right of public university to apply anti-bias rule to fraternity stuns many -- and could extend far beyond Greek life.

Appeals Court Upholds Military Recruiting

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A last attempt by professors to fight the Solomon Amendment on academic freedom grounds is turned back.

Supreme Court Potpourri: Free Speech and Sex Harassment

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Justices decline to hear several college cases, letting stand decisions involving a campus preacher's First Amendment rights and a soccer coach's alleged mistreatment of a female player.

Early Retirement Payments Are Taxable, Court Rules

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Federal appeals panel orders Pitt to pay $2.2 million in Social Security taxes, deeming professors' tenure to be just another right based on past service to university.

Scrutiny for Student Fees

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In challenge to support for NYPIRG, appeals court rejects SUNY-Albany's use of "advisory" votes on whether certain groups should get college funds.

Post-Katrina, No Such Thing as a Free Semester?

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Federal judge slaps down suit from former student who says Loyola U. New Orleans should refund tuition from fall 2005 -- when another law school enrolled him for free.

Fallout from Fresno State's Multi-Million Dollar Case(s)

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Just five months ago, a $5.85 million verdict in favor of Linda L. Vivas, the former California State University at Fresno women's volleyball coach, set a record for Title IX verdicts. On Thursday, a second Fresno jury blew that mark away, ordering the university to pay $19.1 million to Stacy Johnson-Klein in a case that involved alleged sex discrimination and retaliation for the former women's basketball coach's advocacy for female athletes.

Key Legal Win in Adjunct Union Battle

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Federal appeals court rejects Pace University's attempt to exclude new instructors from bargaining unit.

An Expensive Expulsion

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When U. of the Cumberlands expelled a gay student, it set off a chain of events that may lead to its losing a $10 million appropriation.

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