Legal issues

Professor Charged With Stealing Students' Identities

Students in the anatomy and physiology course at Polk Community College last fall might have thought it odd that the instructor asked them to sign in for each class on a roster that asked for their names and Social Security numbers, since that wasn't the college's policy.

Supreme Court Hands Wrestlers Loss on Title IX

Justices decline to hear appeal of lawsuit challenging Education Department's policy on equity in sports.

Demographic Dislocation

A new study documents huge changes that the loss of affirmative action would have at elite colleges -- for all but white students.

Semester at Sea Loses Academic Port

Pittsburgh severs ties to popular study abroad program for which it awarded credit to students nationwide.

Flawed Assumption: College Restores Track Teams

Concluding that it was out of compliance with Title IX, institution agrees to keep men's and women's squads.

Court Upholds Firing for 'Content'

A federal judge has dismissed a journalism professor's lawsuit charging that administrators at Kansas State University fired him as adviser of the Kansas State Collegian because they were unhappy with the student newspaper's content.

Patenting Research Just Got Harder

Supreme Court ruling expands studies that can legally be done using products of others' intellectual property.

Appeals Court Revives Disability Lawsuit

George Mason faces allegations of bias in dispute over a test and make-up test.

The Bush v. Gore of Student Government Elections

State judge bars University of Kentucky from swearing in the official winner of a contested race.

Court Tosses $773,000 Award to Ex-Coach

La. appeals panel finds no race discrimination in LSU's 1989 dismissal of women's track and field coach.

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