Court rulings

Bush's Latest Choice

Judge Samuel Alito, President Bush's new nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, has not written many decisions that relate directly to higher education. But he has taken strong First Amendment stands in defending the rights of a student newspaper and in questioning anti-harassment rules at a public school.

Academic Freedom vs. First Amendment

Do professors at state colleges have different speech protections from other public employees? A court says No.

After 'Grokster,' the Battle Continues

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in MGM Studios v. Grokster continues to reverberate in the world where music and technology collide, as another file sharing network popular with college students, i2hub, followed Grokster Monday in announcing that it would shut down.

But if recording industry officials think they have definitively won the battle over the free sharing of music and video, they are mistaken, many students -- and some campus experts -- say.

Mixed Verdict at Middlebury

Judge sides with college, but offers harsh criticism in case that has angered many black students.

Tenured Professor's Firing (Largely) Upheld

The University of Wisconsin System's Board of Regents abided by state law in 2001 when it fired a tenured professor for alleged sexual harassment and other misconduct, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. While it largely sided with the university in the case of John Marder, the court sent the case back to a lower court to resolve one factual issue.

The Supremes Scrutinize Solomon

Justices seem inclined to uphold law that bars federal funds to campuses that restrict military recruiters.

Social Security and Defaulted Student Loans

U.S. can seize benefits when borrower has been delinquent for a decade, Supreme Court rules.

Loss for Frat at Colgate

A judge dismisses lawsuit by alumni seeking to reverse sale of their house to the university.

Accreditation After Edward Waters

Has a legal challenge irrevocably 'judicialized' the process by which colleges assess their peers?

Southern Accreditor Puts 2 on Probation

American InterContinental and St. Andrews Presbyterian are sanctioned; 7 colleges come off the watch list.


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