Court rulings

Court Upholds Firing for 'Content'

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A federal judge has dismissed a journalism professor's lawsuit charging that administrators at Kansas State University fired him as adviser of the Kansas State Collegian because they were unhappy with the student newspaper's content.

Patenting Research Just Got Harder

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Supreme Court ruling expands studies that can legally be done using products of others' intellectual property.

Appeals Court Revives Disability Lawsuit

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George Mason faces allegations of bias in dispute over a test and make-up test.

The Bush v. Gore of Student Government Elections

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State judge bars University of Kentucky from swearing in the official winner of a contested race.

Court Tosses $773,000 Award to Ex-Coach

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La. appeals panel finds no race discrimination in LSU's 1989 dismissal of women's track and field coach.

Colleges Can Censor, Too

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A U.S. appeals court extends to higher education a 1988 Supreme Court ruling that let high schools review student content.

$3 Million Do-Over

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Technicality leads Iowa Supreme Court to throw out award to a former graduate student everyone agrees was sexually harassed.

Edward Waters College Regains Accreditation

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Southern accrediting group, after loss in court, reinstates the Florida college.

Supreme Court Rules Against File Sharing Companies

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Students are major users of downloading software that justices say entertainment companies can sue over.

Too Private for Its Own Good

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Federal appeals court rules that Penn official can be sued for comments made during university's grievance process.


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