Court rulings

Supreme Court Keeps Title IX Plaintiffs' Options Open

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In recent years, some federal courts -- at the urging of lawyers for educational institutions and administrators charged with sex discrimination and other alleged wrongdoing, and to the dismay of advocates for women's rights -- have embraced the notion that students or employees who sue under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 should not also have the ability to sue under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

EEOC Can Sue Public University, Court Rules

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Federal appeals panel says 11th amendment immunity protects state institution from direct age bias suit by former employee -- but not from claim by U.S. agency on worker's behalf.

U.S. Appeals Court Rules for Tenure Rights

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Judges reverse decision that applied unusual Puerto Rico law to limit ability of a professor to challenge an unfair dismissal.

Protection for For-Profit Colleges

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Federal appeals court's ruling highlights use (mainly by career-related institutions) of clauses requiring students to pursue complaints through arbitration instead of the legal system.

$4 Million Verdict Against Penn Upheld

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State appeals court backs ruling that university dissed professor who operated successful dental clinic -- and excoriates Penn for lawyers' behavior.

Firefighters and Professors

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Will a landmark Supreme Court decision on race and hiring have an impact on higher education?

Supreme Court Punts

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Justices opt -- for now -- not to resolve dispute over right of public universities to bar anti-gay bias and right of Christian groups to be recognized as student organizations.

Scholar's Visa Denial Suit Revived

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A federal appeals court has revived the challenge by scholarly and civil liberties groups to the U.S. government's denial of a visa to Tariq Ramadan, an internationally acclaimed scholar, to accept a faculty position at the University of Notre Dame.

Life in a Google Book Search World

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Months after Google reached a settlement with copyright holders, concerns remain about the impact its Book Search will have on libraries and potential competitors.

'The Trials of Academe'

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When in doubt, sue. That philosophy has become an expected part of American society and (to the frustration of many in higher education) academe as well. A new book -- The Trials of Academe: The New Era of Campus Litigation (Harvard University Press) -- combines humor and history to examine the impact (most of it negative) of academic disputes landing in court. Amy Gajda, the author, is assistant professor of journalism and law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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