Court Decisions

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In Fisher II, the Supreme Court Should Look at Reality, Not Pretense

Dec 11, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood zeroes in on the use of "diversity" to justify the racial preference regime on campus, and explains why the Supreme Court should abandon the diversity rationale entirely.

Outrageous Valdosta State Case Has a Pretty Good Ending

Aug 04, 2015 by George Leef |

A Valdosta State University student's right to speech was recognized in a settlement. 

“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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Free Speech Vindicated at University of Cincinnati

Jun 18, 2012 by George W. Dent |

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

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.

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.

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.


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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