Court rulings

$500,000 Harassment Verdict Against a President

Jury sides with ex-professor at Voorhees, finding that college officials showed "malice or reckless indifference" to her claims.

How Sectarian Is Too Sectarian?

Federal judge -- rejecting pleas from Colorado Christian U. and U.S. Justice Dept. -- upholds Colorado's limit on aid funds.

Limits on Free Speech

U.S. appeals court backs right of public colleges to limit spending on student elections. How broad could impact be?

Whose Blood Is It, Anyway?

In victory for research universities, appeals court finds that research subjects do not have right to transfer their donations elsewhere.

The Supreme Court's Ruling on Race

The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down -- on a 5-4 vote -- two school desegregation plans that involved assigning children to schools based on race.

Mixed Messages on Affirmative Action

Supreme Court decision cites ruling that permitted use of race, but emphasis suggests colleges can expect more scrutiny.

Complicated Legal Win for Notre Dame

Supreme Court voids appeals court decision that might have forced university to repay funds in church-state case.

U. of Phoenix Case Lurches Toward Trial

Federal judge declines to dismiss lawsuit accusing the mammoth university of defrauding the federal government of many millions of dollars.

Appeals Court Reinstates Colorado Sex Assault Case

Panel requires university to stand trial on charges that its indifference resulted in football players' alleged rape of female students.

Big Legal Loss for Fraternities

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

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