Court rulings

$500,000 Harassment Verdict Against a President

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

How Sectarian Is Too Sectarian?

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

Limits on Free Speech

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

U. of Phoenix Case Lurches Toward Trial

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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

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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

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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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