Legal issues

NCAA vs. Bloggers

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Reporter ejected from game for crime of online reporting -- does First Amendment have a college sports exemption?

Mixed Messages on Affirmative Action

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

Complicated Legal Win for Notre Dame

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

Big Payday for Title IX Advocate

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Jury finds Cal State Fresno retaliated against a former coach for defense of gender equity law -- and awards her $5.85 million.

Battle Lines in Florida

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Tuition disputes, budget shortfall and continued growth combine to create a mess for higher ed.

Can Anyone Police File Sharing?

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Many students who get their music online view the Congressional debate and their colleges' enforcement strategies as temporary annoyances.

Significant Victory for Students or Small Potatoes?

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California attorney general heralds Corinthian Colleges' $6.5 million settlement over company's practices, but consumer advocates criticize it.

Administrators Indicted in Hazing Death

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Charges against 2 Rider University officials seen as unprecedented. 3 students also charged.

Arm's Length or Arm in Arm?

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College lawyers and leaders have watched with increasing wariness as a series of lawsuits against universities under the federal False Claims Act make their way through the U.S. courts. They fear that rulings in the cases could make it significantly easier for individuals to sue colleges for minor missteps.

Anonymity (Almost) Guaranteed

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A request for records from Ohio University's online fraud reporting hotline causes officials to suspend the system, fearing violations of privacy.

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