Court Decisions

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“Teaching” Ferguson

Nov 26, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Faculty members and teachers use the grand jury's decision in the Ferguson case as an opportunity to advance the view that America is plagued by racism.

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Are Course Syllabi Covered by Copyright?

Sep 29, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that a syllabus should be a shared resource—not something kept under lock and key.

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The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

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A Serious Blow to Academic Freedom—No Outcry, Though

Nov 19, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The latest in the attacks on Mark Regnerus is a court decision that utterly undermines scholarly peer review.

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The HHS Mandate and Religious Liberty: A Primer

Nov 05, 2013 by Adèle Auxier Keim |

Many religious colleges and universities have brought lawsuits against the HHS contraceptive mandate. Adèle Auxier Keim outlines the arguments and reports on how the court cases are proceeding.

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The Critical Question Involves “Critical Mass”

Sep 30, 2013 by R. Lawrence Purdy |

The Supreme Court fails to come to grips with "critical mass," an academic euphemism for unlawful quotas.

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Eastern Michigan University Settles with Expelled Counseling Student Julea Ward

Dec 12, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Eastern Michigan University will pay $75,000 to settle a suit brought by Julea Ward, a counseling student the university expelled because of her beliefs about homosexuality.

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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Derails Dr. King’s Dream

Nov 26, 2012 by R. Lawrence Purdy |

The repeal of Michigan's affirmative action ban shows inconsistency with the history of the civil rights movement.

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Free Speech Vindicated at University of Cincinnati

Jun 18, 2012 by George W. Dent |

Another university's restriction of free speech is judged unconstitutional.

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What Will the Court Do About Affirmative Action?

Feb 28, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

John Rosenberg dissects the "diversity' policies at the University of Texas now under scrutiny by the SCOTUS.

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Fisher Case Generates Wide Press Coverage, Reactions

Feb 22, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Press coverage and commentary of the US Supreme Court's decision to accept the case of Fisher v. University of Texas for review.

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SCOTUS Grants Certiorari in UTexas Admissions Case

Feb 21, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The Supreme Court grants Certiorari in a major affirmative action case in Texas.


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SCOTUS Strikes Down Raced-Based Redistricting in Texas

Jan 21, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Race based legislative boundaries are banned in Texas in a case that bears on university admissions policy.

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Why the SCOTUS Should Reverse Grutter

Jan 09, 2012 by George Leef, Glenn Ricketts, Roger Clegg |

The 2003 Supreme Court decision in Grutter v Bollinger was severely flawed. Larry Purdy wants it overturned.

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FIRE Sends Open Letter to OCR on Sexual Harassment, NAS Co-Signs

Jan 06, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

We collaborate with FIRE against OCR guidelines that trivialize sexual harassment with severe results to the careers of those frivolously charged.

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