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Judge Moon and Civil Rights Lawsuits Against Bedford County Public Schools

Judge Moon has ruled on two cases in the past month involving constitutional civil rights issues and public schools. In L.E.A. v. Bedford County School Board, Judge Moon denied a preliminary injunction prohibiting the...more

DWT Asked To Serve As Legal Counsel for Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project

Constitution Day 2013 was a pretty bad day for the Constitution on our public university campuses. That was the day that Robert Van Tuinen of Modesto Junior College in California was prevented from passing out copies of the...more

Oxnard Union High School District to Acquire Nearby Church Property

The Oxnard Union High School District began Eminent Domain procedures to acquire property owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The property is required for construction of a right-turn lane for the new...more

Health Care Reform: Seventh Circuit Rejects Notre Dame’s Request For Injunction Against ACA Contraception Mandate While Supreme...

A three-judge panel on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the University of Notre Dame’s request for a preliminary injunction that would permit the university to avoid complying with the ACA‘s contraception mandate...more

Religious Institutions Update - November 2013

Diminished donations have led many faith-based organizations to become more creative about increasing revenue. Sometimes these organizations look beyond ordinary ministry functions to supplement income with unrelated...more

CWP 2693 of 2010/ 9968 of 2009 [Hemant Goswami vs. Union of India]

Final Order of High Court in Child Labour Case

Under the J.J. Act of 2000, a person up to the age of 18 years is treated as ‘child’. Same age is prescribed under the CPCR Act, 2005 as well. However when it comes to prohibition of Child Labour Act of 1986, the definition...more

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Judgment Against Ward Churchill

Recently, the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed the trial and appellate courts’ rulings in favor of the University of Colorado in the case of Churchill v. University of Colorado at Boulder. In so ruling, the Court conducted an...more

School District Agrees to Allow Student to Wear “Jesus is Not a Homophobe” T-Shirt

Last month, a federal district judge in Ohio approved an agreement between a student and a school district that permits the student to wear a t-shirt to his high school that says “Jesus is Not a Homophobe.” Last year, the...more

How Will the Arizona Immigration Law Affect Education Law?

On April 25, 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the constitutionality of the controversial Arizona immigration law. The Court’s decision on the Arizona law will have broad implications on schools across the...more

School District May Have Special Relationship with Their Students Requiring Protection of Students' Personal Security

In Doe v. Covington County School District, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considered the circumstances in which a school district is required to protect students’ personal security based on a special relationship with...more

U. C. Regents Have Constitutional Immunity from Plaintiff's Attorney Fee Motion

In Goldbaum v. The Regents of the University of California, 2011 DJDAR 339 (2011), the Fourth District California Court of Appeal decided a novel issue arising under the California Constitution and Labor Code § 218.5. Labor...more

History of Freedom of Speech

Do you know why the rights of speech are what they are? Only if you see the way they were intended, can you realize they are being taken away....more

Hemant Goswami versus Union of India and Ors.

Civil Writ Petition - Public Interest (PIL)

The PIL highlighted that despite being allotted land at highly subsidised prices, the private educational institutions were not providing the mandatory 15 percent free seats to economically poor students. The petition...more

Safford Unified School District #1, et al. v. Redding


Supreme Court: Strip-Search of Teenager Violated Constitutional Rights The Supreme Court delivered a 8-1 opinion ruling that a strip-search of a thirteen-year-old girl by school officials looking for an ibuprofen tablet...more

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