Legal affairs

Justices appear skeptical of affirmative action

Most of the Supreme Court appears impatient for its end. But the justices appointed by Democrats made the case for the practice.

New Jersey's Drew U faces off with its town over land sale

Drew University has accused Madison, N.J., officials, in a legal filing, of acting in bad faith by preventing the sale of university land.

A clearing in a forest.

Briefs offer reasons to do away with affirmative action

Thirty-four briefs argue that Harvard and UNC, and other colleges that base their admissions plans on the Grutter decision, should be forced to change.

Jury awards falsely accused former Clemson student $5.3 million

Jury awards former Clemson student falsely accused of sexual misconduct $5.3 million on defamation and civil conspiracy claims. The case has implications for the future of Title IX.


Trial of former Harvard chemistry chair set to begin


The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the case of the former chair of Harvard University’s chemistry department accused of lying to investigators about his ties to a Chinese university. 


Law students protest LexisNexis, Westlaw contracts with ICE


Students at multiple law schools are pressuring administrators to sever ties with LexisNexis and Westlaw, which they claim help the Department of Homeland Security target undocumented immigrants.


New federal COVID-19 vaccination rule affects colleges

Most colleges and universities will have to abide by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing.


Penn State mandates employee vaccines, citing Biden order

Penn State may be among the first institutions to announce it will require COVID-19 vaccination for employees due to Biden administration order requiring vaccination for federal contractors.


Alabama system has employees sign confidentiality agreement

Hours after news of the agreement was published in a local newspaper, legal counsel told employees in the system office that it was investigating a “breach of confidentiality.”


Christian college sues over Biden Fair Housing Act directive

College of the Ozarks argues that the Biden administration’s interpretation of the federal fair housing law forces the college to “open female showers, restrooms, and dorm rooms to biological males who assert a female gender identity.”



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