February 26, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Hall of Hall & Sethi, PLC argues that the Virginia Supreme Court got it wrong in overturning the Virginia Tech wrongful death verdict...Following the Texas Tower massacre of August 1, 1966 at the University of Texas, the Columbine shootings in Colorado in 1999 and ...[read more]
December 15, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US Department of Education announced on Friday that for the purposes of applying for and receiving federal student financial aid, the federal government will now recognize all legal same-sex marriages. In response to the US Supreme Court's ruling in US v. Windsor, the Department of Education ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnists Miano Maina, an International Tax Attorney with Deloitte & Touche and Maurice Oduor, Head of the Department of Legal Aid Clinics & Externships at the Moi University School of Law in Kenya argue that law schools in Kenya should leverage on technology to improve the ...[read more]
March 15, 2013
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist Perry A. Zirkel of Lehigh University says the US Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights' latest "Dear Colleague" letter, like its predecessor concerning bullying, serves primarily as a public reminder and reinforcement of a current priority rather than an expansion ...[read more]
January 26, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education on Friday issued guidance clarifying school districts' existing legal obligations to give disabled students an equal chance to compete in extracurricular sports alongside their peers without disabilities. The US Secretary for Education ...[read more]
October 15, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On October 15, 1991, the US Senate confirmed Clarence Thomas's nomination to serve as US Supreme Court Justice in place of retiring Justice Thurgood Marshall. Justice Thomas's confirmation passed 52-48, the narrowest margin of a US Supreme Court confirmation in more than a century. The hearings ...[read more]
March 30, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
An administrative judge for the Department of Education overturned a $55,000 fine issued against Virginia Tech for its response to the shootings in 2007. Judge Ernest Canellos ruled that the university's warning system did not violate the Clery Act, which sets regulations on how and when schools ...[read more]
November 2, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday issued a letter to each school district in Alabama to serve as a reminder that they must provide equal access to public education for all children, regardless of their immigration status. The letter, authored by Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez ...[read more]
August 12, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
A New York judge on Thursday dismissed a suit seeking to force an investigation of New York-licensed Guantanamo Bay psychologist Dr. John Leso for his development of interrogation techniques. The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) sued the ...[read more]
June 3, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the New York City Department of Education can enforce a rule prohibiting outside groups from using school facilities for after-school worship services. The challenge was brought by the Bronx Household of Faith, which was denied ...[read more]

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