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Supreme Court Grants Victory to Transgender Student Who Sued to Use...

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a previous lower court decision that declares a Virginia school district cannot force transgender students to use...

Supreme Court Rules Against NCAA Compensation Limits to Student-Athletes

In a unanimous decision on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of former college athletes who filed an antitrust suit against the...

While Supreme Court Weighs LGBTQ Equality, Some States Are Ahead on...

The United States Supreme Court is currently in the process of deciding whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — which...

Brett Kavanaugh’s Track Record Indicates a Threat to Affirmative Action

As President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court begins confirmation hearings this week, several civil rights advocacy groups are expressing concern that...

Trump’s Decision to Reverse Obama-Era Guidance on Affirmative Action Sparks Debate

On July 3, the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidelines regarding the use of affirmative action in college admissions, urging U.S. higher education leaders not...

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s Retirement Has Major Implications for Equal Rights...

On June 27, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced plans to retire later this summer. Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Kennedy is a...

In Blow to LGBTQ Rights, Supreme Court Decides in Favor of...

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple did...

The Implications of Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Confirmation

On April 7, 2017, the Senate confirmed Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as the 101st associate justice...

Undocumented Immigrants Face Uncertain Future After Supreme Court’s Tie Vote

On Thursday, the Supreme Court announced a deadlock in the case United States v. Texas, which challenged President Barack Obama’s deferred immigration initiatives. With...

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Policies at UT Austin

In a 4-3 vote Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to an affirmative action admissions program used by the University of Texas...

Justice Scalia’s Death May Have Implications for Affirmative Action

Beyond the immediate repercussions for the U.S. legal system following the sudden passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, his...

Supreme Court Considers Constitutionality of Affirmative Action

For the second time in three years, the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday heard arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could...

Colleges Consider New Policies in Light of Supreme Court Ruling on...

Many colleges and universities are compliant with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the nation, but religiously affiliated colleges that...