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Approximately a year ago, Judge Orinda Evans of the Federal District Court for Northern Georgia held that the electronic reserves practices of the library at Georgia State University (“GSU”) were, for the most part, fair use...more
In a split opinion Thursday, a federal appeals court cleared the path toward implementing a 2012 Michigan law barring public school employers from collecting union dues from their employees.
During its conference this Friday, April 12, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to consider Elmbrook School District’s petition for a writ of certiorari seeking reversal of a decision issued last summer by the United States...more
In Nelson v. Jurupa Unified School District (PERB Decision 2309E, March 8, 2013), the Public Employment Relations Board ("PERB") considered whether a school district committed an unfair labor practice by rejecting a teacher’s...more
A federal trial court recently held that a superintendent’s lawsuit for improper discharge in violation of her constitutional due process rights and in breach of her employment contract was not proper for federal court...more
Our previews of the new civil cases granted review at the end of the Illinois Supreme Court’s November term continue with The Board of Education of Peoria School District No. 150 v. The Peoria Federation of Support Staff,...more
The Illinois state educational funding statute survived a constitutional challenge last week when the Illinois Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion by Justice Robert R. Thomas, affirmed an Appellate Court decision dismissing...more
Our reports on the oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's September term continue with Carr v. Koch. In Carr, the taxpayer plaintiffs are challenging Circuit Court and Appellate Court decisions that they lacked...more
When a dispute arises between parents and a district concerning the special education identification, evaluation, placement, or free appropriate public education (FAPE) of a student, the IDEA provides that the student will...more
In Gschwind v. Heiden, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals found that the dismissal of a teacher’s suit against a school district for retaliation for exercising free speech rights involved a matter of public concern and,...more
A Wisconsin school district held graduation ceremonies for its two high schools in a non-denominational, evangelical Christian church for several years. The district had previously held graduation ceremonies in the school...more
Two students found guilty of non-academic misconduct by university on account of Facebook postings derogatory towards instructor. On judicial review, university decision quashed by Alberta Court of Queen's Bench under...more
In the continuing saga involving the intersection of social media, university policy, and student speech rights, a public university’s right to discipline students for social media activity has been further defined and...more
In a case litigated by KMTG attorneys, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued an unpublished decision which upheld a judgment of the Eastern District Court in favor of Sacramento City Unified School District in the...more
The Supreme Court has waded back into the affirmative action thicket, taking up the issue of the proper role, if any, of race in college admissions. Abigail Fisher, who is white, was denied admission to the University of...more
In This Issue:
- Will the U.S. Supreme Court Uphold Race-Based Affirmative Action? pages 1 - 3
- UCLA and Professor Face Fines and Criminal Charges in the Aftermath of Fatal Lab Fire pages 4 - 5
- Law School...more
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
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Cole, 2011 ONCA 218. Mr. Cole, a teacher, was charged with possession of child pornography and unauthorized use of a...more
U.S.District Court denied Defendant Nashville School Board motions to dismiss and motion for summary judgment...more
A federal appeals court has reviewed a three-year old lawsuit involving a former Eastern Michigan University student that addresses whether counselors who refuse to work with gays and lesbians on religious grounds are in...more
O BULLYING E RESPONSABILIDADE DAS ESCOLAS PELA REPARACAO DOS DANOS MORAIS E MATERIAIS...more
On October 15, 2010, in Sherman v. Koch, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Illinois’ Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act, which requires schools to observe a daily period for “silent prayer or for silent...more
Table of Contents:
•Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, et al. v. Gannett Co., et al.
•Oracle USA, Inc. v. SAP AG
Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, et al. v. Gannett Co., et al., USCA...more
In this issue:
*Legal issues for a school board to consider before creating or approving a Facebook page
*Seventh Circuit rules that summaries of witness interviews taken by a school board's attorney are not...more
Brief of Plaintiffs for class action certification in race discrimination lawsuit in student assignment case...more
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