Court rulings

Key Win for Student Press

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Federal judge agrees that state law can give college newspapers the First Amendment protections that a controversial 2005 appeals court decision limited.

High Bar to Sue on Harassment Rules

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Federal appeals court rejects suit by student whose professor criticized his views opposing gay marriage.

Deans Can't Count on First Amendment

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In this era of brutal budget cuts and unpleasant debates about college priorities, deans at public institutions can't count on First Amendment protection if they disagree with their bosses in public.

More Legal Risk for Canada's Universities

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In what appears to be the first decision of its kind, a Canadian court has ruled that universities can be considered government entities and their actions government actions, at least when it comes to their dealings with students. This is important because it means that the institutions can be held legally liable if they violate the rights of students.

Uncertain First Amendment Rights

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A federal appeals court ruled Friday that it is not clear whether public college faculty members have First Amendment protection for criticisms they make of administrators.

Big Win for Undocumented Students

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The California Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state statute affording some undocumented students in-state tuition status, overturning an earlier decision by an appellate court Monday.

Warrantless Dorm Search Rejected

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Courts continue to zig-zag on warrantless searches of college dormitory rooms -- with the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on Wednesday rejecting the use of drug evidence found in 2007 in the room of two students at Boston College.

The ruling by the highest court in Massachusetts reverses an appeals court ruling last year that upheld the use of the evidence.

A Loss for Ward Churchill -- and Others?

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Colorado appeals court rejects arguments from controversial fired professor -- and from those who see faculty rights in general endangered by his previous legal defeat.

Medical Residents Ruled Employees

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Supreme Court ruling backs Treasury Department against hospital and U. of Minnesota, saying doctors-in-training are subject to payroll taxes.

Key Win for Affirmative Action

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Federal appeals court rules that use of "10% plan" doesn't mean U. of Texas can't consider race in admissions.

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