Legal issues

End of the Line for Wash. Affirmative Action Case

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to consider challenge to admissions policy at the university's law school, 8 years after it was filed.

Rift in Disability Studies

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Supreme Court case on assisted suicide leaves professors debating when and how their scholarly society should weigh in on policy issues.

Major Troubles for Decker College

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For-profit with ties to N.Y. gubernatorial candidate is barred from U.S. aid programs and faces Ky. inquiry.

Education Dept. Suspends Grants to Christian College

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Facing lawsuit over church-state separation, U.S. concludes that Alaska Christian used funds for religious purposes.

Inviting a Flurry of False Claims Cases

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U.S. appeals court's ruling in recruiting incentives case would make individual suits against colleges easier.

Bush's Latest Choice

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Judge Samuel Alito, President Bush's new nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, has not written many decisions that relate directly to higher education. But he has taken strong First Amendment stands in defending the rights of a student newspaper and in questioning anti-harassment rules at a public school.

Troy U. Sued Over Speech Code and Art Censorship

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Civil liberties group charges that university's policies are so broad that common jokes could get someone expelled.

Academic Freedom vs. First Amendment

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Do professors at state colleges have different speech protections from other public employees? A court says No.

Too Many Law Schools?

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Don’t tell that to administrators at the numerous colleges that have opened or are contemplating new ones.

Online Quicksand

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A few academic bloggers may soon learn the litigious way that what’s said in cyberspace doesn’t always stay there.

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